Actual Patient of Dr. Ziegele
The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is where the jaw connects to the head and it is the epicenter of chewing operation. Patients with TMD – the disorder of an unbalanced TMJ – may experience:
- Headaches or migraines
- Uncomfortable chewing
- Worn teeth
- Clicking or popping with the jaw joint
- Tingling fingertips
- Muscle pain in the neck, head and upper back
As a Sumner TMJ dentist, Puyallup area Dr. Ziegele uses the principles of neuromuscular dentistry to help patients. She has a TENS unit, which provides gentle electrical pulses to help muscles relax and form a comfortable position. With this ideal position, your dentist in Sumner can make a mouthguard that helps keep muscles relaxed, instead of overly stressed and causing pain.
Dr. Ziegele’s Puyallup area and Sumner TMJ patients have often been to other doctors before coming to a dentist. One patient was even erroneously diagnosed with cancer, when in fact all the patient needed was a neuromuscular mouthguard! By eliminating the source of the pain, patients look forward their first day without headaches, or opening their mouth wide enough to enjoy a steak. They can live in comfort again!
Discover the joy of eating whatever you like, living without headaches or pain and enjoying a beautiful smile! Call Dr. Ziegele in Sumner about TMJ solutions today!
Dr. April Ziegele provides comprehensive treatment for Sumner TMJ in the Puyallup area for the communities of Tacoma, Federal Way and Olympia, WA.