Rely on TMJ Facial Pain Center for two major services—TMJ treatment in Baltimore, MD, and sleep apnea treatment. Our TMJ doctor has been in practice for more than 34 years and has the credentials to back up his skill and experience, including advanced training in pain relief from the University of Florida, LSU and Pankey Institute. In addition, Dr. Robert Grill has expertise in treating patients who suffer from sleep apnea. He is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Cold Laser Therapy Promotes Healing for TMJ Patients
Dr. Grill specializes in the diagnosis of TMJ and provides nonsurgical treatment. In cases where surgery is needed, our dentist can make a referral. One very effective method of treatment is cold laser therapy. Since TMJ is the result of damage and the disorder itself causes damage, Dr. Grill uses laser therapy to promote healing. During treatment, the laser delivers light energy called photons to the cells, which encourage an increased production of Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP). The process helps restore damaged cells to a state of health. This treatment:
- Speeds up Healing
- Reduces Inflammation
- Increases Blood Flow
- Decreases the Formation of Scar Tissue
- Stimulates Nerves
- Reduces Pain
Restoring Your Teeth from TMJ Damage
When TMJ damage affects your teeth, Dr. Grill provides complex restorative treatment. Such dental treatment restores functionality to the teeth and jaw. Patients come to us with problems with the jaw malalignment, creating a misaligned bite or causing teeth grinding, or other problems of possible TMJ damage. Look to Dr. Grill for help with restoring damaged teeth, as well as reducing pain and increasing levels of comfort.
Using BOTOX to Treat TMJ-Caused Muscle Spasms
BOTOX is useful in treating more than wrinkles. In our practice, we use these injections to reduce muscles spasms that occur from TMJ damage when those spasms cannot be reduced by a more conservative methods. The goal is to decrease soreness and discomfort for our patients.
Effective Treatment for Sleep Apnea
Snoring is a sign of sleep apnea. However annoying sleep apnea snoring may be to a patient’s spouse, the more serious problem is the fact the patient stops breathing for just an instant numerous times each hour every night while they sleep. This cuts off the supply of oxygen to the body and results in poor quality of sleep, as well as a number of severe health issues. Dr. Grill can fit you with appliances that help you get a good night’s sleep by opening the airway.