TMJ & Facial Pain Relief
Your initial TMJ consultation is Free and I am offering $250.00 off your TMJ MAGO Therapy Treatment Plan. Hello, I’m Dr. James Segulyev, DDS and have been treating TMJ disorder with exceptional results since 2001.
If you believe that you may have TMJ/TMD or if you already know you are suffering from TMJ disorder symptoms and want to explore your treatment options, I’d love to help you. Or, if you know someone that is suffering from TMJ, I invite you to share this information because this specialized MAGO treatment protocol may be able to help them.
I developed a special interest in helping patients who suffer from bite problems, facial pain, headache pain, and TMJ disorders. I completed the curriculum of study at The Spear Institute for Advanced Dental Education, generally regarded as one of the premiere post-graduate comprehensive dental training experiences in the world. I am also a graduate of The Stewart Center for Minimally Invasive Dental Medicine, formerly The Texas Center for Occlusal Studies and Minimally Invasive Dentistry.
One of the questions that I get asked the most is, what is the best way to treat TMJ?
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder can be painful and challenging to live with. Therefore, it’s understandable that after weeks, months, or years of dealing with debilitating symptoms, patients with TMJ are often in search of fast relief. Yet, at the same time, they want to avoid surgery at all costs due to its invasive nature and lengthy recovery.
The particular type of Oral Appliance Therapy that I use here at Segulyev Dental Arts is called MAGO Therapy. While there are a lot of TMJ treatment options out there, not all of them are actually proven to be effective. MAGO Therapy, on the other hand, is backed by real clinical data and scientific evidence. Over the years of being a dentist, I’ve found that MAGO Therapy is truly one of the fastest, most effective and PROVEN methods for treating TMD symptoms. Most of my patients are able to obtain relief within a very short period of time (just a few weeks or less) and their symptoms either subside substantially or are eliminated entirely.
What Is MAGO Therapy?
MAGO Therapy is a form of Oral Appliance Therapy. MAGO stands for Maxillary Anterior Guided Orthotic. A MAGO is a device that is worn over the front teeth and adjusted weekly. With this method, the teeth can successfully be kept apart. This reduces inflammation and allows the chewing muscles to relax so the jaw joints can regain stability. Every week, calculated adjustments are made, allowing the TMJs to move into a healthy position. During this time, I observe and record the position of the patient’s jaw (also known as the hinge axis).
How MAGO Therapy Provides Lasting TMJ Pain Relief?
The TMJs are the two joints on either side of your face that are responsible for the functioning of your jaw. When these joints are healthy, you are able to move your jaw freely and speak, chew, and swallow without discomfort. When they are unhealthy, moving your jaw can become painful and difficult, and eventually lead to TMD symptoms like headaches, teeth grinding, and facial pain. Thanks to science, we now know that there is a direct relationship between the health of these joints and jaw alignment. The upper and lower teeth must come together correctly for the joints to remain healthy. Misalignment of the bite can cause the TMJs to become unstable. The chewing muscles spasm and contract erratically, causing a great deal of pain. In order to reverse this dysfunction, the teeth must be kept apart so the chewing muscles can relax and the TMJs can once again become stable. This is precisely what MAGO Therapy accomplishes.
Benefits of MAGO Therapy:
MAGO therapy is used to stabilize dysfunctioning jaw joints and muscles. The primary benefits of this form of Oral Appliance Therapy are:
● It provides relief from symptoms: Debilitating symptoms can be reduced or even eliminated entirely.
● It allows for an accurate diagnosis: Once the jaw joints are stable, an accurate diagnosis can be obtained, and a treatment plan can be devised thereafter.
With my training and expertise, including ongoing continuing education course work to sharpen my skills and acquire the latest advancements in Bioesthetic Rejuvenation Dentistry, I offer a variety of treatment options to restore worn, damaged and missing teeth with exceptionally functional aesthetic results.
What Are the Next Steps in TMJ Treatment?
Once the jaw joints are stable (which usually happens about 4-12 weeks into treatment), we can move on to the next steps. I can give you an accurate diagnosis of the root cause of your symptoms and create a treatment plan that keeps your teeth and jaw joints healthy. It’s important to note that while MAGO Therapy can help relieve TMJ symptoms, it is not a cure. It is simply a stepping stone, albeit an effective one. In order for you to regain full health, we will need to address all of the issues that led to your symptoms in the first place.