Dr. Lawson utilizes other types of TMJ treatment in her Urbandale dental practice including TENS (Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation), which is a non-invasive pain-free TMJ treatment that simply requires you to sit or lie down with pads on your face to tiny pulses of electricity can relax the tightened joints and muscles around your TMJs.
You will likely feel relief within minutes, and you can have several TENS treatments a week. TENS is an affordable, effective, efficient way to provide TMJ treatment to our patients who may not have time for more extensive treatment methods.
Oral appliances have been hugely successful in TMJ treatment in Urbandale. With a custom-made oral appliance that you wear at night, your jaw will be gently placed in its optimal position, which relieves the stress on those joints and prevents you from grinding and clenching your teeth while you sleep.
If you’re looking for a permanent fix for TMJ disorder, Dr. Lawson will recommend moving to a second phase of TMJ treatment. This involves performing dental procedures such as orthodontics, crowns, veneers, or even dental implants, to hold your jaw in the correct position.
With advanced TMJ technology to pinpoint exactly where your problem lies by tracking your jaw’s movements and sounds, Dr. Lawson will know which TMJ treatment will work best for your particular set of symptoms and lifestyle.