Headaches and TMJ Disorder in Saint Paul, MN

TMJ Can Be a Real Pain in the Neck

Relief is Within Reach!

We Provide Minimally Invasive Treatment for TMJ & Headaches

TMJ disorder occurs when your temporomandibular joints are damaged, inflamed, or otherwise irritated. For some people, TMJ dysfunction occurs only occasionally, while others have chronic discomfort and jaw mobility problems.

The first step in biological treatment for TMJ is for our team to pinpoint the underlying cause of temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Then, we will use splints or oral appliances to bring your bite into balance. We may then recommend treatments that will permanently fix how your lower jaw aligns with your upper jaw.

At MCMID we treat TMJ dysfunction using non-invasive oral appliances; they provide rapid relief from migraine and TMJ pain without requiring surgical intervention.

When you meet with our team, we will assess your bite alignment as well as the movement of your temporomandibular joints. Depending on the underlying cause of your TMJ dysfunction, we may recommend:

The Vivos™ system uses custom crafted biomimetic medical devices to bring your lower jaw into a healthy position. Patients wear these oral appliances for 12-14 hours a day.

TruDenta™ uses a complement of non-invasive therapies to ease TMJ dysfunction. Your treatment protocol may include ultrasound, microcurrent therapy, low-level photobiomodulation, bite modification, and manual muscle therapy.

Occlusal splints move your jaw into a healthy position, so that your bite is even and balanced. When your top and bottom teeth come together evenly, the pressure on your temporomandibular joints is relieved.

Real Patients. Real Results.

Why do people choose MCMID for TMJ & headache relief?

Years of Experience with Exceptional Results

Our MCMID dental team has been successfully treating TMJ for several years using a variety of non-surgical treatments. Our team uses FDA-approved oral appliances to effectively reduce headaches and migraines. These devices are designed to work with your mouth and jaw to alleviate pain. 

Stress-Free Office Experience

TMJ adds stress to your life—our St. Paul office makes TMJ treatment as stress-free and painless as possible. From your first phone call to the office to your final follow-up appointment we care about you and your comfort.

Long-Term Relief

TMJ pain, along with extensive clenching or grinding, can affect your health and smile in many different ways. Dr. Mark and Dr. Rachel take a biological approach to treating TMJ. We take everything into account to ensure that you remain pain-free for years to come.

What Our Patients Are Saying

After working with Dr. Malterud for a couple of weeks to get the right fit for my NTI, the results are great. I may still get a headache but only for a few hours and not severe.

— Judy Wiedl

It's hard to believe that something so small could change my life in such a big way. I have been pain free without drugs or surgery for years now. My teeth have been saved from more damage because I don't grind them any more.

— Therese L

Mark is the absolute best. I recommend him and his team to everyone. No matter where I live in the world, our family will always use his services. Worth traveling the world over for. Thanks Mark!

— Tony Z.

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