TMJ Treatment with Dr. Julie Hollobaugh
Dr. Hollobaugh recognizes that dentistry is about more than just your teeth. That is why she offers neuromuscular dentistry services in addition to cosmetic and general dentistry procedures.
Neuromuscular dentistry evaluates and treats the underlying conditions of the TMJ (jaw joints), muscles, and teeth that all work together. Neuromuscular dentistry corrects your bite gently and non‐surgically so that the muscles that control your jaw movement are in the best position for comfort and function.
Dr. Hollobaugh is an LVI dentist who is properly trained and experienced in neuromuscular dentistry. If you suffer from pain such as headaches, jaw soreness, or trouble chewing, this treatment may change your life.
Do you suffer from any of these?
- Pain or tenderness in the face, jaw, neck and shoulders
- Biting/chewing difficulty or discomfort
- Clicking or popping sounds in the jaw joint
- Limited ability to open mouth very wide
- Jaws that “lock” in the open or closed position
- Teeth grinding
- Pain in and around ears
These are a few of the symptoms that Dr. Hollobaugh will ask you about at your consultation appointment. In many cases these types of symptoms can be the result of TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder). TMJ is a broad term for a collection of jaw conditions characterized by pain in the face, teeth, jaw and limitations in jaw movement.
Teeth, muscles, nerves, and jaw joints must work together for whole‐mouth harmony. Dr. Hollobaugh uses modern technology to assess jaw function and determine the cause of discomfort. She first uses a TENS unit to relax the muscles and bring the jaw to a comfortable position. She then uses a K‐7 Evaluation System to determine the proper jaw alignment. This advanced program records muscle activity, sonography, and muscle function. Dr. Hollobaugh uses this to determine the optimal, most comfortable bite position for each patient to eliminate TMJ pain.