Cumming, GA (PRWEB) January 18, 2013
Page Barden, D.D.S., now relieves TMJ symptoms for patients by using four different dental treatments that help relax and balance the joints and muscles of the head, neck and jaw. People with TMJ often suffer from jaw pain, headaches, popping of the jaw, muscle spasms, jaw locking and other types of pain or stiffness. When the bite is imbalanced or there is a lack of balance among the muscles of the jaw, head, joints or neck, or when there is a lot of stress going on in a person's life, TMJ symptoms can surface. The dentist can treat these imbalances through a variety of methods.
One procedure that can aid in relaxing the affected areas is ultrasound. It can help the scar tissue to break down and aids in improving the blood flow in the area of the deep tissues and muscles. Usually, the sound waves are combined with heat for the best treatment. Another procedure that is frequently used is massage. Massage can locate the small knots in the muscles that trigger pain elsewhere in the body.
The Alpha-Stim Micocurrent has been cleared by the FDA and sends a nearly undetectable micro current to help break up those trigger points. Because the current produces ATP, it can help to relax the balls of lactic acid that make up these knots and reduce pain. The fourth procedure used by the dentist is a low-level laser. This can reduce the amount of time the muscles and joints require for healing. The laser signals the production of ATP and helps them relax so that blood flow can increase and pain can be reduced. The brain also receives a pain-inhibitor signal from the laser.
When there is an imbalance in the way that the jaw joint works, pain and discomfort can result. People who are stressed may have issues with teeth clenching or grinding, which can not only harm teeth but put undue stress on the jaw joint. Depending on what is going on in the mouth, the dentist may provide a patient with a dental mouth guard to protect the teeth. If the main side effect is headache or migraine-related, other treatments may be more effective. Additional information about dental treatments for TMJ and migraine can be found at http://www.georgiagumsurgery.com.
Page Barden, D.D.S., is a periodontist offering patients personalized dental care for Cumming, GA. Dr. Barden received his Bachelor of Arts from University of Denver. Hhe continued his education at the University of Detroit School of Dentistry. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Barden further extended his education at Indiana University where he earned a degree in Periodontics from the School of Dentistry. He and is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Page Barden, DDS and his dental services visit his website at http://www.georgiagumsurgery.com and call (678) 648-1998.