If you suffer from any of the wide range of TMD symptoms, schedule an comprehensive TMJ exam with Dr. Maryam Motlagh.
As needed, we use advanced diagnostic modalities such as computerized jaw analysis, sonography, electromyography (EMG) or CT scans so we can evaluate your jaw function, muscle activity and TMJ health more thoroughly.
TMJ TREATMENT: WHAT TO EXPECT?
The TMJ treatment process is different for everyone. We start with a comprehensive exam to find the root cause of the problem and often address the issue with a multidisciplinary approach, bringing other specialists on board to decide the best treatment plan.
For the first 3 months we focus on non-invasive techniques to reprogram and relax the jaw muscles using functional oral appliances. Once the TMJ symptoms are alleviated, the patient has the option to use the appliances long term, transition into orthodontic treatment for long term stability or receive restorative treatment as needed.
"I highly recommend Dr. Motlagh. She has a passion for her work and is very focused on finding the cause, not just treating the symptom! She is very interested in helping young people earlier in their lives so they don't have to go through what I did for 35 years!"
"I had a severe pain in my jaw while speaking, chewing and even at rest. I suffered through this for maybe 4 years. Through treatment we positioned my teeth to be more correctly aligned and it feels so much better"
"Dr. Motlagh helped me stop grinding my teeth by relaxing the jaw muscles and by finding the correct lower jaw position. Once the grinding stopped, all worn down teeth were restored to the correct bite with porcelain veneers and crowns. I completed my treatment with Dr. Motlagh in 2006 and up to this date i've not worn down or broken any of my teeth."
"I suffered from tension headaches for many years. I used to grind my teeth, break my new crowns and even grind my night guards! Until I met Dr. Motlagh I was not aware that my bite was causing me to grind my teeth. I completed my treatment over 10 years ago and I have been pain free ever since. My face has maintained its structure and I have not broken any of my teeth." -Karen
The loss of support on one side of the face eventually caused sever jaw and neck pain for Demi. It adversely affected her smile, facial symmetry and even neck alignment. Demi's treatment involved deep muscle relaxation with ulf-TENS, and a new comfortable bite