TMJ Treatment in Milwaukee, WI
The Advanced Non-Surgical Approach To Elimination of Headaches, Clicking & Popping of Jaw
Get the TMJ Relief You Deserve with Dr. Monteagudo’s Non-Surgical Therapy
Do excruciating migraines keep you up at night and interfere with your daily activities? Do you suffer from too many annoying earaches? Can you hear your jaw clicking and popping when you open and close your mouth? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have TMJ dysfunction and should be evaluated right away by Dr. Roberto Monteagudo.
The TMJ, or temporomandibular, joint is the little, triangular shaped joint in front of your ears. It allows you to open and close your jaws, as well as slide the lower jaw from side to side. When this joint and the nerves surrounding the joint become inflamed, all of the surrounding muscles including the head, neck, shoulder, back, and facial muscles work overtime to compensate. Inflammation of the TMJ can be caused by several factors, like a poor bite, bruxism (clenching or grinding your teeth at night), or even external injury or osteoarthritis. No matter the cause, the ensuing pain can be extreme, but Dr. Monteagudo offers relief.
As a restorative and cosmetic dentist dedicated wholly to caring compassionately for his patients, Dr. Monteagudo commits many hours every year to ongoing education in the area of neuromuscular dentistry. Using this revolutionary science, he delivers low-frequency electrical impulses to the jaw muscles with the TENS K-7 unit. These neuromuscular impulses cause the jaw to relax in its ideal position so that Dr. Monteagudo can diagnose the cause of your TMJ dysfunction. If he finds your dysfunction stems from a bad bite, Dr. Monteagudo will recommend a treatment course, which may include further neuromuscular therapy, an orthotic mouthguard, or for severe cases, possibly bite reconstruction. You can learn more about neuromuscular dentistry in our patient library.
Don’t continue living with the pain of migraines and facial spasms. Call the Milwaukee dental office of neuromuscular dentist Dr. Monteagudo today for an evaluation. Patients from across Wisconsin, including Elm Grove, Wauwatosa, and Waukesha, Milwaukee, have found pain relief with us since 1990.
At this point, we utilize the K-7, our computerized diagnostic equipment
to record this position and transfer it to casts or models of your teeth.
The Computerized Mandibular Scanning Unit utilizes a magnet placed
in front of your lower front teeth and a sensor array to measure and
record this ideal position in three dimensions.
The Eight Channel Electro-myograph is used to verify that this new
position results in decreased muscle activity. Muscle activity is measured
by recording the amount of electrical activity in individual muscles.
Sonography is another parameter that is measured by our K-7. A set of sensitive microphones that look like headphones are worn over the joints. These measure joint sounds, pops, and where they occur in the opening and closing of the joints. These sounds can then be analyzed with respect to the frequency which allows evaluation of joint damage.