TMJ Sleep Center

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TMJ and TMD Dentistry in the Greater Madison, WI Area

TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint. This is the jaw joint in front of the ear.

For some people, oral pain comes as the result of tooth decay or gum disease. But for others, jaw problems can be the source of significant discomfort.

“TMJ Disorder” typically describes dysfunction of the jaw muscles and joints. It can be as minor as a slight clicking or popping sensation when the mouth is opened and closed, or as serious as persistent pain extending into the face, neck and shoulders.

The temporomandibular joints connect your lower jaw to your skull. They are sliding “ball and socket” joints and are dependent upon proper alignment to work smoothly. These joints are the most complex and frequently used joints in your body—cycling over 2,000 times per day.

Common disorders from TMJ include: headaches, migraines, sinus pain, dizziness, popping jaw joints when eating or yawning, neck or facial pain, tingly fingers, low back pain and limited mouth opening. If you experience any of these, then you may have TMJ.

When the upper and lower jaws are misaligned, this dysfunction can lead to pain and discomfort. Many conditions can result in a misalignment of the jaw. This in turn places stress on the nerves, blood vessels, muscles and connecting tissues of the TM joints.

Under prolonged stress, your body may begin to compensate by adapting an unnatural position involving the neck, back or even your arms or pelvis.

If you’ve been suffering from TMJ or TMD disorder or any of the above symptoms, TMJ and Sleep Center may be able to help. Very few general dentists recognize and treat TMJ dysfunction. Only specially trained and qualified dentists can help you with your TMJ related problems.

At our Middleton, WI practice, Dr. Insolera offers neuromuscular dentistry services designed to address issues relating to jaw pain and misalignment.

Let Us Diagnose Your TMJ or TMD Disorder

At TMJ and Sleep Center, Dr. Insolera is equipped to diagnose your TMJ or TMD disorder and offer you options for treatment. At our Middleton, WI practice, we treat each patient as an individual, and we’ll take the time to listen to your concerns and identify ways to alleviate your discomfort.

Treatment Benefits from TMJ and Sleep Center:

  • Non-Restrictive, Non-Invasive Custom Orthotic
  • No Surgery or Daily Medications Required
  • Increased Oral Range of Motion
  • Resume Daily Use Without Pain

Don’t suffer with oral or facial pain when help is available for TMJ or TMD disorder. To schedule your appointment or consultation with Dr. Insolera, call TMJ and Sleep Center today!

The Science of TMJ

The neuromuscular orthotic is derived from EMG (electromyography) readings that measure the muscles’ range of motion and recruitment (of muscle) potential. Muscles function best and have power and strength in the proper range of motion.

The improper jaw placement and lack of proper vertical face height in the TMJ patient makes muscles dysfunction due to lack of recruitment by muscles when teeth clench or occlude.

The neuromuscular orthotic, which is neuromuscularly derived and tomographically measured, is worn over the lower teeth and provides the necessary vertical height to provide the best muscle recruitment and function. The orthotic is dynamic because muscle change can be seen over time, corresponding to bite change, as the muscles get stronger by function and recruitment power. This will eliminate tightness and limited mouth opening and patients can swallow more easily and chew foods without fear of pain. Patients will experience a reduction or elimination of pain behind the eyes and temporal headaches with reduction forward head posture. This will make posture less stressful and reduce fatigue level significantly.