More than 10 million people suffer from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) in the United States today — and there are even more people who don’t have TMJ but who suffer from teeth grinding, chronic jaw pain, and headaches. Teeth grinding, jaw pain, headaches, and other symptoms can be incredibly intrusive and difficult to deal with in your daily life. You might suffer at work, at home, and in every aspect of your life when dealing with TMJ or other kinds of jaw pain. Smiles By Shields is proud to offer a completely non-surgical solution for this type of pain. It’s highly effective and can be done in short appointments at the Smiles By Shields offices.
Approaches to TMJ Pain
When TMJ occurs, the joint that connects your jaw with your skull is unable to open and close like it should. TMJ sufferers can feel pain every time they open or close their mouth, making it impossible to live life normally. There are several approaches that have been used in the past, with a generally low degree of success. Oral medication, while fairly effective for the short term, isn’t something that can offer a real solution for jaw pain, headaches, and other associated symptoms. Most oral medications last for just a few hours and must then be taken again immediately in order to keep the pain from returning full force.
For patients who have severe TMJ symptoms, surgery may be an option. However, TMJ surgery is more invasive than many patients would like — and often, it’s just not necessary. Neural therapy has emerged as an extremely effective solution for symptoms like jaw pain, headaches, and teeth grinding — and it’s all natural.
Neural Therapy: Your All Natural TMJ Solution
Neural therapy has been used for nearly 100 years as a pain relief solution. It’s widely used in Germany and is now becoming better known in the United States. Neural therapy is a short and simple process. Dr. Shields will work with you to determine the cause of your symptoms first so that she can more precisely tailor your therapy.
Dr. Shields will administer a quick series of injections in the affected area during neural therapy. The injections are made of prolozone. This is a blend of anesthetic. homeopathics, and ozone (oxygenation.) The prolozone is injected right into the areas that cause you the most pain and issues. The injections halt the nerve interference that is causing your symptoms, and then encourage healthy natural healing from within.
The Neural Therapy Treatment Process
Most patients need a series of neural therapy treatments to get the best results. Dr. Shields will generally plan your treatments at least a few weeks apart so that results can be assessed after each treatment session. Many patients notice almost immediate relief following their neural therapy sessions. While the effect of the initial treatment is a temporary one, the results will start to last longer and longer with subsequent treatments. Because neural therapy is completely safe and natural, you can continue treatment as long as you need to for total symptom relief.
Patients who suffer from mild symptoms may need just one treatment, while others may opt for several treatments spread out over a few months for optimal pain relief. Dr. Shields will discuss your symptoms and your results with you at each appointment to make sure that your neural therapy treatments give you the best results possible.
If other dental issues exist, it’s also important that those are treated in order to achieve the best results with neural therapy treatment. Dr. Shields can customize a treatment plan that addresses other problems such as gum disease while giving you the neural therapy treatments you need for symptom relief.
Need Jaw Pain Help?
At Smiles by Shields is here to help with neural therapy and many other holistic dentistry treatments. Our family owned practice is led by Dr. Tiffany Shields, who provides comprehensive dental services including cosmetic dentistry. Contact us anytime to set up a visit with Dr. Shields.