Dr. Wayne Myles trained at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), where he gained valuable training and hands-on experience treating TMJ dysfunction with neuromuscular dentistry techniques. He has been providing TMJ therapy and symptom relief for patients in Reston, Oakton, Vienna, and areas throughout Northern Virginia for over a decade. TMJ is an acronym for temporomandibular joints – the joints that connect the jaw to the skull. When misaligned, these joints cause TMJ dysfunction.
TMJ disorders can affect your oral health and your daily quality of life. Seeking the personalized and comprehensive treatment that Dr. Myles can offer can help you to restore a natural smile and a bite that feels comfortable. In addition to providing TMJ therapy to new and existing patients, we offer restorative dentistry treatments.
If you suffer from any of these symptoms, Dr. Myles can assess your TMJ disorder by using a TENS unit to relax the facial muscles and a K-7 to determine the proper jaw position. He may recommend TMJ therapy for patients living in Northern Virginia, such as oral appliances or restorative dental work, to correct your bite and alleviate TMJ symptoms. When jaw joints are properly aligned, the components of your oral structure will work in harmony, alleviating painful TMJ dysfunction and accompanying symptoms.
Dr. Wayne Myles offers neuromuscular dentistry at his Reston practice, which focuses treatments on relieving pain that is associated with a dental condition. By correcting the health of your smile and addressing all of your dental problems, we can eliminate or reduce migraines, sinus problems, dizziness, or pain and pressure that exists around the eyes. Contact our practice to schedule your comprehensive neuromuscular dentistry evaluation with Dr. Myles today!
There are many different factors that can impact your jaw joint. When we’re working with you to determine the best course of treatment, we’ll do our best to determine the underlying issues causing the TMJ problems. Typically, something happens to disrupt or degrade the cartilage disc in your jaw joint that allows it to track smoothly. For instance, trauma can displace the disc and also shift your entire jaw and the way your bite comes together.
An uneven bite is one of the main risk factors for TMJ disorders. When your bite is uneven, the jaw doesn’t track the way it should. It starts to wear down that disc of cartilage because it’s rubbing in a way that’s not normal. Arthritis can also impact your jaw joint. It’s a degenerative joint disease that wears down the cartilage that helps joints function the way they should. The function of the joint starts to break down.
Possibly the top reason for TMJ disorders is grinding and clenching your teeth. This wears down the joint quickly and causes problems with it. Not only does this harm your jaw joint, but can harm your teeth as well. When you’re noticing unnatural tooth wear and tear, it’s a sign that you have a TMJ disorder or grind your teeth.