New Patients: (760) 576-2779
Current Patients: (760) 576-2269
1293 Carlsbad Village Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008 | Directions
New Patients: (760) 576-2779
Current Patients: (760) 576-2269
1293 Carlsbad Village Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008 | Directions

TMJ Treatment In Carlsbad, Ca Tailored To You

What are the treatment for TMJ in near Carlsbad, CA

Do you suffer from jaw pain or noises, difficulty chewing or swallowing, headaches or migraines, ear congestion or ringing, or neck and shoulder pain? Then you may among the estimated 15 percent of the US population who suffers from chronic TMJ dysfunction. These symptoms are far-ranging, easily misdiagnosed, and seriously impact quality of life. Dr. Al A. Fallah brings new hope to those in the Carlsbad, CA area, with advanced TMJ treatment options.

IN-DEPTH DIAGNOSIS

Dr. Fallah begins with a thorough questionnaire so he may understand the nature and duration of your symptoms, and possible triggers. Following this compassionate discussion, he performs a cone beam CT scan of the head and neck. From these images, he assesses the status of the temporomandibular joint. He observes posture – how you hold your feet, hips, shoulders, head, and jaw, also taking postural photographs. Range of motion and pattern of opening and closing, particularly the relationship of upper jaw to the lower, is evaluated.

The next stage is temporomandibular function diagnostics, beginning with a series of K7 Myotronics neuromuscular scans. Electromyography or EMG involves placing pads on the masseter and temporalis muscles of the jaw, and the mastoid and posterior cervical muscles of the neck. You relax comfortably with your teeth together, but not clenched. The K7 measures the function of these muscles in real time. Since the masseter muscles are designed to work the jaw, the scan should only show activity in this muscle group. A spike detected in another area, especially the neck, indicates that position of the jaw is creating an abnormal reaction to neck muscles. This is called a descending problem (coming from the head area itself) and is a powerful indicator that jaw size is contributing to head and neck problems.

An EMG scan with the teeth apart, taken while you are sitting and then when you stand, may reveal an ascending problem – a disturbance caused by something below the neck. In that situation, Dr. Fallah provides referral to a chiropractor or osteopath, working closely with this structural specialist to address the cause of your discomfort.

Your autonomic nervous system has two sides. The vegetative nervous system is responsible for relaxation, meditation, digestion, and basically being in a relaxed state of harmony. The sympathetic nervous system is your fight or flight instinct. This dichotomy is critical for survival. However, the sympathetic nervous system was designed to get you out of the path of a predator. It is meant to be activated only for brief periods of time. Modern man’s sympathetic nervous system can get stuck in an ongoing perception of danger. This impacts the entire nervous system and hormonal balance.

Dr. Fallah performs a test to measure the autonomic nervous system. If results show abnormal sympathetic response, he works with a physician who specializes in Hormone disorders.

T-scan occlusal analysis is also an important diagnostic tool. It evaluates occlusal forces when teeth come together as you bite down. This analysis illustrates force distributions at various points in the mouth and problematic contacts that trigger nerve irritation.

INTEGRATIVE HOLISTIC TREATMENT APPROACH

Integrative holistic treatment approach for TMJ, contact us today to find out more information

With this wealth of information, the doctor designs a personalized treatment plan. It may include any combination of:

  • Bite correction. Over time, teeth and dental work wear at an uneven rate. Minor reshaping or replacement of ill-fitting restorations can restore harmony.
  • Replacement of missing teeth with zirconia dental implants or dentures.
  • Palpation of muscles.
  • Biomodulation therapy, which stimulates natural healing processes.
  • Corrective oral appliance – a stabilization splint to reduce jaw tension.
  • DNA appliance therapy for TMD-related sleep apnea.
  • Conservative treatments such as cold therapy and stress reduction.
  • Referral for chiropractic adjustment.
  • Referral to an appropriate physician.

COST VS. VALUE

Dr. Fallah believes that every patient deserves the improved quality of life that comes with effective TMJ treatment. Options and cost are not so much the question, as is the value of treatment you receive. Because the treatment plan is customized, it not only addresses your unique physiology and TMD condition, it can be adjusted to your schedule and budget.

Patients who receive care at Dr. Fallah’s Carlsbad, CA office find that the value of TMJ treatment far outweighs the expense, as headaches and migraines are reduced or eliminated. Future need for dental work from fractures and wear is decreased. They sleep well and wake up feeling rested and refreshed. They enjoy eating the foods they love. Face, jaw, neck, back, and hip pain improves. Allergy and sinus problems are alleviated.

Call (760) 576-2779 to schedule a TMJ evaluation with Dr. Fallah.

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I recently had two implants done with Dr. Fallah. It was very good experience. Dr. Fallah is very patient, caring and knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you Dr Fallah and to your wonderful staff for putting smile back in my face.
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Dr. Al A. Fallah, DDS, MICCMO, AIAOMT

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Dr. Fallah is an exceptional dentist who treats patients in Carlsbad, San Diego, and beyond with consummate expertise. He provides holistic care with compassion and excellence. Due to Dr. Fallah’s extensive education, experience and skill, he can offer his patients many options and choices in the care they receive. Dr. Fallah believes in co-creating the optimal treatment options together with his patients to suit their unique requirements.

Some of his many achievements:
  • Graduate of UCLA Dental School 1987 (scored in top 6 percent of the national boards)
  • Master of International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics
  • Accredited by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
  • Certified by the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine
  • Has extensive experience and training in the use of the Zirconia Dental Implants, especially the Swiss Dental Solutions (SDS) and the Z system
  • Extensive experience in biological oral surgery using Ozone and PRF
  • Graduate of the prestigious residency program in Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry
  • Graduate of Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
  • Licensed in IV and oral conscious sedation
  • Certified Provider of DNA, mRNA, and other sleep and TMD appliances
  • Certified Invisalign provider
  • Extensive training in neuromuscular orthodontics
  • Founding member of the American Academy of Ozonotherapy

Dr. Fallah is renowned for providing advanced, cosmetic, and restorative treatments while safeguarding their health with holistic and biological principles. We welcome you to call Dr. Fallah’s office today to experience exceptional dental care!
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