The common signs and symptoms of a TMJ disorder can include frequent headaches, jaw pain and tension and teeth grinding. An experienced, highly trained dentist with many hours of post graduate education, Dr. Val Ludlow can provide diagnosis and treatment for TMJ disorders and related symptoms at Dental Excellence in Holladay, UT.
Dr. Ludlow works one-on-one with patients to restore your dental health and alleviate your painful symptoms using advanced technology and techniques. The goal of treatment is to identify the underlying cause of your bite disorder, not just address symptoms. This is an important difference in our comprehensive approach, and is the key to helping you enjoy a comfortable bite and lasting dental health.
Common Symptoms of TMJ Disorders:
- Headaches, sinus pain
- Jaw and/or neck pain
- Ear pain, or hearing loss
- Difficulty opening, closing the jaw
- Clicking or popping jaw
- Locked jaw
TMJ Therapy in Salt Lake City, UT
Dr. Ludlow uses the TruDenta system to thoroughly analyze your bite and muscle function in the jaw and neck area. Tscan technology provides digital feedback that pinpoints imbalance(s) in the bite and tension affecting the range of motion in your head and neck muscles.
This detailed information enables Dr. Ludlow to provide treatment recommendations specifically targeting the cause of your TMJ related symptoms or stress induced muscle tension. Using a three pronged treatment approach, TruDenta can alleviate your pain by relaxing muscles in the jaw and neck.
Dr. Ludlow also offers dental treatments to address bite misalignment or tooth damage caused by teeth grinding and jaw clenching. These can include:
- Tooth bonding
- Dental crowns
- Mouthguards, splint therapy
Schedule An Appointment
If you are suffering from any of the common symptoms of a TMJ disorder or have concerns about your oral health, schedule an appointment with Dr. Ludlow in our Holladay dentist office. We welcome new patients and offer personalized dental care tailored to your needs and goals.
Contact us at (801) 742-8441 or request an appointment online.