Dr. Sullivan can determine whether a patient’s jaw joints and muscles are functioning properly and aligning appropriately. If a patient’s bite or alignment is out of balance, Dr. Sullivan can identify the form of treatment that would be most effective...
Baton Rouge, Louisiana (PRWEB) June 11, 2015
Dr. Frank Sullivan, DDS, LVIF now offers advanced neuromuscular dental treatment for patients who suffer from migraine headaches and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD), which is a condition affecting the jaw.
The cause of TMJ is unknown, but many factors may put people at risk for developing the disorder. Jaw injuries, arthritis, jaw joint problems or issues with nearby muscles may contribute to the condition. Tooth clenching and grinding due to stress or other factors may also put unhealthy levels of strain on the jaw joint.
Unfortunately, since the causes of this disorder are not well established, and since other dental problems may create similar symptoms, identifying the disorder can be difficult.
As a neuromuscular dentist in Louisiana, Dr. Sullivan uses advanced technology and theories of neuromuscular dentistry to diagnose these conditions and determine the best course of treatment.
In addition, Dr. Sullivan is able to perform various, in-house, procedures to restore balance to the bite or jaw joint and address adverse symptoms of the disorder, such as joint stiffness and discomfort.
For example, Dr. Sullivan can determine whether a patient’s jaw joints and muscles are functioning properly and aligning appropriately. If a patient’s bite or alignment is out of balance, Dr. Sullivan can identify the form of treatment that would most effectively address the problem.
Visiting Dr. Frank Sullivan for treatment of migraine headaches, TMJ, and/or TMD dental issues offers many benefits for patients. This disorder can cause various adverse systems in addition to mild stiffness and local jaw pain. In severe cases, patients may experience wide-ranging pain that affects the face, neck and shoulders. Ear problems, such as earaches, tinnitus and hearing loss, may also occur in conjunction with the disorder. Some people also experience facial swelling, tingling /numbness in their fingers, difficulty opening their mouths fully or jaw locking when the jaw joint is open or closed.
Considering these potential issues, patients who notice jaw pain, stiffness or other symptoms may benefit from seeking professional attention, rather than delaying treatment.
People who believe they may need to visit a neuromuscular dentist in Louisiana, for migraine headaches and/or jaw joint disorder treatment are encouraged to call Dr. Frank Sullivan’s office at 225-224-8444 and/or request a consultation by visiting his website at http://www.DrFrankSullivan.com.
About Dr. Frank Sullivan DDS, LVIC
Dr. Frank Sullivan, DDS, LVIF is a graduate and four year scholarship football player at the University of Mississippi. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 1997 and practices at Sullivan Dental Center in St. Francisville, Louisiana.
Dr. Sullivan has a long-time commitment to advanced learning and has recently completed the LVI “Core Series” curriculum, which requires a minimum of 278 hours of continuing education and training in advanced dental aesthetics and neuromuscular science, and has achieve the distinction of being an LVI Fellow – which only 1% of dentists earn worldwide.
LVI is a prestigious international institute dedicated to advancing the dental profession and improving the lives of patients through continuing education and includes the latest techniques and technology.
In addition, Dr. Sullivan also recently received a high honor & award at the International Association for Comprehensive Aesthetics (IACA) in Calgary, Canada.
He is also currently active in membership in these associations:
- Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Member of the American Dental Association
- Member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
- Member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
- Member of the Louisiana Dental Association
- Member of the Chicago Dental Society
- Member of the Academy of General Dentistry
- Member of the Greater Baton Rouge Dental Association
- Completed Total Esthetics’s course at the Nash Institute for Dental Learning in North Carolina