We have recently opened up the TMJ and Sleep Dentistry Center of Central Kentucky over at our Hamburg location. That allows us to spend more time with patients that come in with their chief complaint of they have facial pain, they have jaw joint noises, just general discomfort, headaches, things like that that I couldn't provide that one-to-one service at the Beaumont Family Dentistry main location.
Patients that typically we see have gone everywhere, and they've tried to get solutions for why they still have facial pain, jaw pain, muscle, joint, headaches – this, that, and the other. A lot of them have had MRIs. They've seen various doctors to see what's going on. They're put on medicines to try to take care of the pain, which is just masking that.
So what we provide is a true therapy that looks for the cause of this pain and addresses that. And we do that with various mouthguards, day guards, night guards, as well as the therapy that we have a certified therapist here that does that for us. We try to stay away from medicine as being a solution to the problem.
Many dentists make mouthguards you can wear at night to prevent teeth grinding and call it Lexington TMJ treatment. While a mouthguard may help relieve TMJ symptoms, it may not be enough to eliminate your pain on its own. Dr. Trish Takacs is one of only a few hundred dentists in the U.S. to offer TruDenta® therapy. She uses advanced technology to diagnose TMJ disorder (TMD) and several different treatments to comprehensively address it, including ultrasound therapy, trigger point manipulation, and cold laser.
Your treatment will:
- Be customized to address the underlying causes of your TMD
- Relieve your pain
- Restore your jaw’s function so you’ll be able to chew in comfort again
- Address related symptoms such as chronic headaches
- Not involve injections or surgery
If you think you might have TMJ disorder, call Sleep Better Lexington today at 859-251-5115 for an appointment with Dr. Takacs.
Relieve TMJ Pain With Mouthguards & TruDenta Therapy
A TMJ disorder results when your temporomandibular joints, which connect your jaw to your skull, become irritated and/or inflamed. We’ll diagnose you by analyzing your bite force, range of motion, and other factors. Teeth grinding (bruxism) can aggravate this condition by putting added pressure on the joints. We can create a custom mouthguard for you that gently moves your jaw into a position that takes pressure off your TMJ and prevents teeth grinding.
While a mouthguard may be enough for some cases of TMJ disorder, more severe cases will benefit from TruDenta treatment. To achieve the desired results, we use a combination of in-office and home treatments that may include:
- Orthotic appliances (jaw repositioning)
- Force balancing
- Cold laser
- Ultrasound therapy
- Application of microcurrent
Some patients may even find relief with Botox®, which is FDA approved to treat chronic migraines. We are trained to administer Botox injections safely in our office.
Stop Your Headaches & Other Symptoms of TMJ Disorder
A chronic jaw ache is the most obvious symptom of TMJ disorder, but it’s not the only one. In addition to jaw pain, you may suffer from:
- Difficulty chewing
- Facial swelling, especially around the jaw
- Frequent headaches or migraines
- Unexplained earaches
For comprehensive TMJ treatment in Lexington, call 859-251-5115 today. You’ll find Sleep Better Lexington at 2408 Sir Barton Way, Suite 275, right across from the Hamburg location of Beaumont Family Dentistry.