Dentist in Sterling VA Explains Treatment Options for TMJ
Treating headaches and migraines don’t normally seem like something that a patient would go to the dentist for, but it’s just another skill that Dr. Kavianpour can provide for those in the Sterling and Herndon area.
Finding a proper solution to treat these migraines, which may stem from TMJ symptoms, is what Dr. Kavianpour is committed to in order for patients to be able to live comfortably on a daily basis without constant pain and irritation.
Finding relief for your TMJ migraine is a matter of addressing the underlying condition. Attempting to treat some of the symptoms without fixing the disorder may bring some relief, but it will only be temporary since it’s not specifically addressing TMJ.
Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Kavianpour and finding a thorough, comprehensive approach is necessary in order to treat your migraine issues. Once TMJ has been diagnosed as the cause of your migraines, you’ll discuss the treatment options that may be available for you.
- A TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) unit, which is a device that attaches to your skin and sends safe, gentle electrical impulses through your jaw. With these impulses, the muscles and ligaments in the irritated are able to relax, releasing your jaw to a more natural position.
- After this treatment, we’ll be able to determine if more treatment is necessary. During this time, you’ll be provided with a custom mouth guard that fits over your teeth that helps move your jaw forward and establish a less stressful position of your jaw.
- Orthodontic treatment may be helpful, so Dr. Kavianpour offers Invisalign® as a possible option. These invisible aligners will properly straighten your teeth to a natural and healthy state, the ideal position for your jaw.
- If these treatment options aren’t suited for you, Dr. Kavianpour may recommend surgery in order to solve the structural problems.
Since Dr. Kavianpour has practiced neuromuscular dentistry, she’s familiar with treatment options and will thoroughly discuss what the best way is to find relief for any patient.
If you’re looking for migraine treatment and want to know more about the options above, contact your dentist in Sterling VA by calling (703) 444-3412 today.