TMJ Therapy for Oklahoma City
Dr. Janice Henry trained at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies in neuromuscular dentistry, which involves treatment of TMJ (the temporomandibular joint). Some of our staff members who have once experienced TMJ pain have benefited from Dr. Henry’s non-surgical TMJ therapy. Our team is compassionate and understanding of what patients endure with temporomandibular joint dysfunction and pain.
Neuromuscular dentistry differs from "traditional" dentistry in that the emphasis involves the activity of the joints that move the jaw, as well as related nerves and muscles. Dr. Henry can treat a multitude of problems that surface when teeth, jaws, and muscles don’t work in harmony. Symptoms include headaches, loose teeth, jaw pain, cracked teeth or fillings, clenching or grinding teeth (bruxism), clicking and popping in joints, shoulder, neck, and back pain, numbness in arms and fingers, sensitivity in teeth, crowded teeth, receding gums, and many others. We offer several conservative approaches to TMJ treatment, with the focus on relieving pain and restoring your muscles and joints to a relaxed state.
Utilizing a small, custom-made mouthpiece to keep your joints properly positioned is one method. Another is allowing a patient to experience the healing and comforting T.E.N.S. (Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation) unit. This device delivers a mild electrical impulse to the muscles that move the jaw. This rhythmic pulsing relaxes the muscles and sets up ideal function by increasing blood flow and flushing out toxins. In the event your situation requires greater measures to eliminate your pain, Dr. Henry is highly skilled and experienced in restorative services and full-mouth reconstruction.
Call our patient care coordinator at (405) 848-3719 or email us to reserve your personal TMJ or neuromuscular consultation. Grand Dental Studio is conveniently located for patients who live or work in the greater OKC area. However, if you plan to visit us from outside the Oklahoma City area, we will gladly help arrange your travel plans, schedule, and added needs.