How is TMD Treated in Fresno?

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

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Treating temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is the primary focus of neuromuscular dentistry. Fresno neuromuscular dentist Dr. Greg Miyake utilizes the latest in dental technology to detect this common disorder, and applies his extensive training and years of experience to find the most effective treatment for each individual patient.

If you are suffering from TMD, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS or call 559-224-0103 today to schedule an evaluation with our Fresno, California neuromuscular dentist.

Treating TMD

In many instances, TMD is initially treated with a TENS unit. Dr. Miyake can use a TENS unit to relax jaw muscles and increase blood flow, immediately relieving pain and other symptoms of TMD.

The most effective long-term treatment of TMD is dependent on factors unique to each case. Our Fresno neuromuscular dentist may choose to treat your condition through methods including:

  • Oral splints and mouthguards to prevent nocturnal bruxism, hold the jaw in proper alignment, and retrain jaw muscles
  • Invisalign® to correct malocclusion, a common cause of TMD
  • Dental restorations or a smile makeover to restore alignment to the bite

In many cases, these treatments will be combined with jaw massage and relaxation techniques, stress reduction, and other lifestyle modifications to help enhance their effectiveness and prevent TMD from reoccurring.

To learn more about your TMD treatment options, please contact our experienced Fresno neuromuscular dentist today.