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.
Crowns, veneers, and a bridge (learn more)
Crowns, veneers, and a bridge
It’s hard to believe that something so small could change my life in such a big way. I have been pain free with out drugs or surgery for years now. My teeth have been saved from more damage because I don’t grind them any more.
Veneers and crowns (learn more)
Veneers and crowns
This patient presented with 12 year old composite veneers. He disliked both the color and lack of vitality of his veneers. He had worn the veneers thin, so we replaced them with newer veneers and some crowns.
Crowns (learn more)
Very opaque crowns and extremely dark roots under the crowns from previous root canal therapies brought this patient to our office. We replaced the 3 front crowns and lightened the roots of the teeth with whitening. Not all of the darkness is gone but we achieved a noticeable improvement.
Full mouth treatment plan (learn more)
Full mouth treatment plan
This patient presented with rampant decay on the lower jaw and worn veneers on the upper jaw along with many fractured back teeth. She also didn’t like the shortness of her teeth and closed smile. A full mouth treatment plan including crowns, veneers, and a number of root canals and tooth build-ups created a very harmonious smile.
Crowns (learn more)
A fall brought this patient to our office to fix fractured crowns. We restored the 2 front teeth with long-term provisional crowns in a single appointment so she could heal and enjoy her smile again until we treated a number of other teeth that were in need of restorations. We then converted her crowns to Porcelain again.
Bonded Tooth (learn more)
A crash in gym class against a concrete wall caused this fracture. We were able to successfully bond the broken piece back onto the fractured tooth to give this young man his smile back.
Bonded composite restorations (learn more)
Bonded composite restorations
Small fractures on the front teeth were treated with minimally invasive Air Abrasion. Then bonded composite restorations were placed on these fractures to bring back our patient’s smile.
Rejuvinated smile (learn more)
This patient didn’t think her smile looked nice, she wanted a restored and rejuvinated smile. After vigorous gum treatment, an implant was placed on the patient’s right side for the missing tooth. Then the crowns were replaced to restore the harmony of the smile.
Two old thick composite veneers were replaced here to leave the patient with the nicer, refreshed smile.
Veneers that were recently bonded by her previous dentist kept popping off, so this patient requested that we redo all 6 front teeth to get more solid teeth. We also did a smile lift by removing some excess gum tissue and rounding the corners of the teeth to achieve a nicer, more feminine smile.
This patient presented with chief concerns of short teeth and a gummy smile, so we placed 6 veneers after lifting the gums back to expose more root. This created a more harmonious smile.
Very worn and angular teeth brought this patient to the decision that she needed to restore her beautiful smile. 6 veneers were placed to accomplish this smile enhancement.
This smile on the right was immediately after orthodontic treatment, and the patient wore composite veneers until she was mature enough to take care of veneers. The final treatments included crown lengthening and new porcelain veneers to provide a long-term beautiful smile.
Crown replacement (learn more)
Crowns were replaced on these 6 front teeth and gums were reduced to get these teeth more in proportion to the patients smile.
This patient sought us out to restore her worn smile and help her because she was grinding her teeth. We fabricated 6 veneers and placed her in a splint that not only protected her investment in her smile, but also relieved her terrible headaches.
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.
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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