Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are a group of more than 30 conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and muscles that control jaw movement. “TMDs” refers to the disorders, and “TMJ” refers to the temporomandibular joint itself.
Many TMDs last only a short time and improve on their own. However, in some cases they can become chronic, or long lasting. In addition, TMDs can occur alone or at the same time as other medical conditions such as headaches, back pain, sleep problems, fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel syndrome.
Acoustic Wave Technology also known as Shockwave Therapy uses a patented technology to generate acoustic waves of pressure that can be applied through the skin to various tissues and injuries to trigger the body's natural healing processes. Shockwaves work by stimulating new blood vessel formation, accelerating procollagen production, lowering pain neurotransmitters and therefore, reducing pain.
In the craniofacial area shockwave therapy is used to treat TMJ disorders including headaches, stimulate muscles and nerves repair, stimulate, and accelerate bone repair during tooth movement and orthopedic corrections.
Shockwave treatment sessions last only 5-10 minutes, with three to seven treatment sessions required depending on the problem.
Tempo-mandibular joint disorders, better known as
TMD, have many causes and can result in significant
discomfort and disruption of your daily life.
This adult patient complained of chronic pain and discomfort over many years. She had a lateral crossbite that caused the lower jaw to shift during function.
Orthodontic treatment was able, in just 12 months, to corrected her malloclusion and help resolve her TMD symptoms while improving her beautiful smile.
"12 years of pain fixed in 12 months! Thank you Dr. Alansari"