Earlier this month, the team at My Rivertown Dentist in Madison talked about addressing the often overlooked or misdiagnosed issue of sleep apnea in children. There’s a health issue in adults that usually has the same problems across both the medical and dental fields, and that’s TMJ disorder or TMD (temporomandibular disorder).
TMJ.org estimates that about 30 million Americans have TMJ, which can range from mild discomfort to severe pain to having mild jaw dysfunction or even a feeding tube in the most extreme cases. Unfortunately, at My Rivertown Dentist, we can attest that this complex disorder is still under-researched and misrepresented to patients. It’s time we do something about it — for all of us!
Under the expert guidance of Dr. Ashley Lee, the team at My Rivertown Dentist is changing the way you feel about comfortable, effective TMJ treatment. No one should have to struggle with this, especially when these complex joints have a pretty big job to do every day, every time you chew, speak, swallow, or yawn. If something is out of alignment, all of these ordinary things can leave you in tremendous pain. Other symptoms can include:
We can provide you with natural relief thanks to our partnership with Vivos Therapeutics and their revolutionary DNA appliance, backed by The Institute for Craniofacial Medicine.
We’re so thrilled to be one of the only dental offices in Madison to offer Vivos’s DNA appliance. To give you a better idea of how it works, picture a retainer you would wear following orthodontic treatment — the two customized devices are pretty similar. Your DNA appliance is designed to encourage the gentle movement of individual teeth and your jaw. My Rivertown Dentist uses Vivos’ treatment planning and appliances because they’re highly successful in fixing growth and development issues before they become a problem.
Are you interested in learning more about DNA appliance therapy and TMJ? Don’t hesitate to call Dr. Ashley Lee at My Rivertown Dentist in Madison to schedule a comprehensive consultation! Celebrate 2022 pain-free and get back to living your best life.