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Non-invasive TMJ Treatment: No More Headaches!

How exactly does Dr. Sid Solomon’s non-invasive TMJ treatment get rid of those relentless headaches and migraines? Dr. Sid Solomon, Los Angeles’ leading TMJ specialist, is dedicated to successfully combatting TMJ pain and headaches non-surgically and in the most comfortable environment possible. Dr. Solomon’s boutique office features a special relaxation room that will mentally transport you to a high-end spa. The room is conducive to not only jaw relaxation, but also full body and mind relaxation. Our goal is to create an environment where you can feel completely relaxed and even forget you’re at the dentist!

While you are in the relaxation room, an EMG will first be taken of your jaw in its current state. Dr. Solomon may tell you to alternate between clenching and relaxing. These EMG results will be analyzed to determine which muscles are overworked and see whether there are imbalances between the right and left sides. Next, Dr. Solomon will place a small piece of wax with a magnet inside your mouth between the front lower gums and the lower lip. He will then ask you to open and close your mouth so he can track your jaw movement on the computer. This information will be used to observe whether there are limitations in your movement and if the teeth are in the right place.

The best part is saved for last when the jaw muscles will be completely relaxed using a TENS machine or Myomonitor. The TENS treatment will take about an hour during which gentle electrical stimuli will massage the jaw.  During this time, many patients often doze off while taking advantage of the serene spa environment and full body massage chair. After the treatment, the jaw, in a completely relaxed state, represents the ideal bite for the patient. An impression or mold will be taken and sent to a dental laboratory for your custom-made orthotic to be created.

In about two weeks, you will return for a second appointment when the orthotic is ready and be given specific instructions. The orthotic is made out of clear acrylic and hides behind the lower front teeth. It is very comfortable, easy to wear, and not obvious. It will slowly adjust your bite to the proper alignment so your jaw muscles and TMJ joints can work harmoniously. As a result, the headaches, facial, and neck pain will all be eliminated.

Dr. Solomon also offers BOTOX treatment for TMJ, which has been proven to effectively and immediately eliminate facial pain and headaches associated with TMJ.

Stop living in pain! Call (310)475-5598 today to make an appointment or personal consultation with Dr. Solomon today.

Are You Grinding Your Teeth?

Over 20% of Americans suffer from bruxism (grinding or clenching of the teeth). However, many people are not even aware that they grind or clench their teeth until a sleeping partner hears gnashing noises at night or if their dentist observes abnormal wear of the teeth.

Some teeth grinding or clenching is normal, but frequent bruxism can cause excessive tooth wear and short-lived dental restorations. Moreover, bruxism often causes headaches, jaw or facial pain, tooth sensitivity, cracked teeth or fillings, loose teeth, and insomnia.

The cause for bruxism is not known, but stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, or an abnormal bite can all be contributing factors.

As Los Angeles’ top TMJ specialist, Dr. Sid Solomon has considerable experience with effectively treating patients suffering from bruxism. A custom-made night guard made of plastic or acrylic may be used to prevent the teeth from touching and excessive wear of the teeth. Dr. Solomon also offers highly effective BOTOX treatments that have been shown to dramatically improve bruxism. Call (310) 475-5598 to schedule an appointment or personal consultation with Dr. Solomon to find out which treatment is best for you!

Meanwhile, some other tips from Dr. Solomon to reduce teeth grinding include…

  • Cut back on caffeine and alcohol
  • Avoid chewing gum
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Relax- especially at night before sleeping

Everybody knows about BOTOX, but what is it really and what does it do?

BOTOX is a nonsurgical treatment. The treatment consists of tiny injections into the muscles of your face to lessen their movement.

The most commonly known use of BOTOX is its cosmetic use. It is often used to effectively improve frown lines between the brows.

But, did you know that BOTOX also has therapeutic uses? Bruxism (teeth clenching or grinding) and TMJ often result in facial pain and headaches. BOTOX can immediately relieve headaches and facial pain by relaxing the jaw muscles that are normally stressed. As an additional benefit, as BOTOX relaxes the jaw muscles, the muscles will shrink and the jaw line will become more esthetically pleasing.

BOTOX can be injected into all of the following areas:

Its effects are proven to last up to 4 months. The whole process takes only 10 minutes and requires no downtime or recovery.

Call (310)475-5598 to make an appointment!