TMJ Bite Stabilizer Therapy
Whether you’re looking for a dentist near Diamond Bar or Chino for your children or dental implants to replace your missing teeth, VIP Dentistry has just what you need and more! We are a premiere dental practice that provides quality care and excellence through personalized treatments for the entire family. Our practice is conveniently located in Chino Hills, CA but we extend our cosmetic, implant and general dentistry services to people living in Diamond Bar, Eastvale, Ontario and the surrounding communities. Dr. Han and his staff are focused on providing each patient we serve with high quality, compassionate dental care in our comfortable office environment.
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joints, which are the joints of the jaw – a set of hinges located on both sides of the face in front of the ears that connect the lower jaw to the skull. These joints allow you open your mouth and to make forward, backward and side-to-side movements of the lower jaw in conjunction with the facial muscles used for chewing.
What is TMJ Disorder?
TMJ disorder is a debilitating condition that is commonly caused by a bad bite or misalignment of the teeth. People who suffer from TMJ disorder may experience:
- Discomfort while chewing or biting
- A dull & aching pain in the face
- Severe headaches
- Reduced ability to open or close the mouth
- Jaw pain of varying degrees
- Noise from the jaw such as clicking, popping or grating
- Jaw locking
- Sensitive teeth
- Loose teeth
- Ringing in the ears
A Healthy Bite vs A Bad Bite
In a healthy chewing (masticatory) system, all its components – the teeth, gums, bite, jaw joints, nerves and muscles work in unison so a person can use his/her teeth to properly chew, swallow, speak and convey beauty. But when the bite is poor, the chewing system distracts the lower jaw from the joints to make the upper and lower teeth fit better. This in turn, causes the tear of discs and muscle spasms.
What is TMJ Bite Stabilizer Therapy?
TMJ Bite Stabilizer Therapy is a treatment designed to help with:
- TMJ symptoms
- Severely worn teeth
- Loose teeth
- Bone loss due to occlusal trauma
- Extreme tooth sensitivity to cold and hot
- Bone recession due to bite trauma
- and more
The TMJ Bite Stabilizer is a clear, removable, hard acrylic appliance that transforms a poor bite into a good bite. This therapy is designed to eliminate all the traumatic stress from the teeth, muscles and joints. It is safe, non-evasive and reversible. In most cases, patients undergoing TMJ Bite Stabilizing Therapy feel immediate relief.
About Dr. David Han
Dr. Han is the director of TMJ Bite Stabilizer or FOSA therapy program at the Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education (F.A.C.E.) in San Francisco. He also routinely teaches other dentists how to use TMJ Bite Stabilizer Therapy so they can help their patients suffering from TMJ/TMD and bruxism. Over the many years TMJ Bite Stabilizer Therapy has been used, it has consistently provided positive & predictable results.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you would like to find out if you could benefit from TMJ Bite Stabilizer Therapy, we encourage you to contact our Chino Hills dentistry practice today. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Han, please complete the ‘Request an Appointment‘ form that is on our main website. One of our team members will then contact you to schedule an appointment time.
Please feel free to call us at (909) 597-1770 if you have any questions about TMJ or the TMJ Bite Stabilizer Therapy as we’re always happy to speak with you!