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Balanced Jaw and a Pain-Free Smile

Neuromuscular Dentistry

Say goodbye to TMJ pain and hello to optimal jaw alignment with our specialized approach.

Non-Invasive Solutions for TMJ Disorder

Neuromuscular Dentistry

A healthy and balanced jaw can make all the difference when it comes to overall oral health and well-being. TMJ disorder, characterized by symptoms like clenching, grinding, jaw pain, and chronic headaches, affects numerous individuals. However, with the utilization of cutting-edge technology, Dr. Mingus can precisely assess the alignment of your jaws and determine the ideal positioning for pain-free functionality.

In cases where the jaw is fully grown, a comprehensive approach is taken, involving meticulous measurements and the use of orthotic appliances to incrementally guide the jaw into proper alignment. Orthodontic treatment is then employed to move the teeth into positions that support the jaw’s correct alignment, resulting in a naturally functioning and pain-free state, effectively eliminating TMJ disorder. This entire treatment process is non-invasive and does not require surgery.

TMJ Disorder

TMJ disorder, also known as temporomandibular joint disorder, is a widely prevalent and often misunderstood condition. Its symptoms can manifest in various ways, such as chronic jaw pain, jaw clicking or popping, migraines, and facial or neck pain. The TMJ joint, situated at the center of a complex system of nerves and muscles, can cause pain that extends beyond the immediate jaw area. Due to its complex nature and varying symptoms, many individuals fail to seek appropriate treatment for their TMJ disorder. Dr. Mingus specializes in non-invasive dental treatments that focus on realigning the jaw and alleviating the associated pain and symptoms.

Understanding TMJ Disorder and Its Symptoms

TMJ disorder is accompanied by an array of symptoms, including headaches, migraines, jaw clicking or popping, TMJ pain, facial and neck muscle pain, ear congestion, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), teeth clenching and grinding, tooth sensitivity or looseness, neck and shoulder pain, postural problems, and tingling fingertips. These symptoms can significantly impact one’s quality of life, affecting daily activities and overall well-being.

Non-Invasive Solutions for TMJ Disorder

Dr. Mingus employs a non-invasive approach to treat TMJ disorder, focusing on restoring proper alignment to the jaw joint. Through the use of advanced dental techniques and orthotic appliances, the jaw is gradually guided into its correct position, relieving pain and restoring natural functionality. This non-surgical approach is highly effective in providing long-term relief and improving the overall oral health and quality of life for patients.

Causes and Consequences of TMJ Disorder

While trauma can be a cause of TMJ disorder, it is often associated with an underdeveloped jaw. Modern dietary habits, lifestyle factors, and environmental influences can hinder the natural growth of the jaw bone, leading to imbalances and uneven stress on the jaw joints. Over time, these stresses inflame and irritate the jaw joint, resulting in long-term TMJ disorder. By addressing the underlying causes and promoting proper jaw development, Dr. Mingus helps patients find lasting relief from TMJ disorder, improving their oral health and overall well-being.

Remember, seeking timely treatment for TMJ disorder is crucial to prevent further complications and alleviate the associated symptoms. Don’t let jaw pain and discomfort hold you back from living your life to the fullest.

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Kelley Mingus | Live Your Smile
Kelley Mingus | Live Your Smile
9 Google reviews
Jeff Horn
Jeff Horn
2024-01-05
After a year or more with chronic headaches, jaw pain and neck pain I finally found Dr Mingus. Shortly after being fitted with a TMJ orthotic my headaches were better and my neck pain was mostly gone. I can't thank Dr Mingus and his staff enough. I highly recommend their services.
Peter Jones
Peter Jones
2023-10-25
I had a challenging case for Dr. Mingus needing restorative work on some badly damaged and heavily worn front teeth. He did amazing work! I am very pleased with the results. The restorations blend very well with my other teeth, and they look very natural. He was very patient with me and meticulous himself about getting it just right. His partner Bridget is very thoughtful, knowledgeable, experienced and thorough with explanations and attention to detail. They make a great team, and I do not hesitate to recommend them for both the experience and the outcome.
Blake Denman
Blake Denman
2023-09-19
I had a crown fall out and needed it to be re-cemented. They were able to get me in ASAP even though I wasn’t a current patient. They are now my dentist and are kind, courteous, and do a really great job.
Diona64
Diona64
2023-09-15
My root canal was so easy with Dr. Mingus!
Mathew Bailey
Mathew Bailey
2023-06-13
Kelley and his team were amazing i was really nervous about getting 5 teeth removed. They were really causing me pain and discomfort and a variety of other issues. And having a really bad experience at another dentist, getting 7 teeth pulled. Kelley and his team made sure i was comfortable, made sure i was in good hands and i was. I am very glad too have this place take care of me. Thank you all for the great experience. Im now pain free with a great smile 😊 😎.
Nicole Theis
Nicole Theis
2023-03-14
I have a lot of trauma around going to the dentist, so much so that I will actually dry heave before going due to anxiety. Everyone at Kelley Mingus was kind, empathetic and so incredibly welcoming that I will gladly pay any amount needed to continue to go back. I have never felt more cared for by a dentist. If you have Dental Anxiety, COME HERE ONLY!
Tyler Hudson
Tyler Hudson
2021-07-08
Amazing customer service and great cleanings. They fought with my insurance for days trying to figure out why some services weren't covered when they should have been. My only complaint is that I think they use weak material for their retainers because mine split completely in half less than six months after I received it. My old retainers lasted 14+ years.
Chelsea Jackson
Chelsea Jackson
2021-03-01
I had the best experience I could have possibly had with Dr. Mingus and his staff. I am mortified of dental procedures - let alone going to the dentist. My consultation was with Caira and Dr. Mingus. They thoroughly went through my consultation asking what I was looking to change about my smile as well as Dr Mingus’s recommendations. I have never been to a dental office that has made me feel so welcomed and in good hands. I just left my procedure and I will never see anyone else. The atmosphere, the kind and helpful staff and really gave me the best experience today.

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