TMJ and Dental Sleep Medicine

Thanks to the advanced training and expertise offered by Dr. Aaron Larsen, the Aesthetic Dento-Facial Associates offers treatments for TMJ/TMD and sleep apnea. If you’ve been suffering from symptoms including facial, neck or back pain, fatigue and headaches, please ask us about our effective treatments.

Common symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Breathing cessation during the night
  • Loud snoring
  • Morning headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue and irritability
  • Increase in heart rate, blood pressure and weight gain
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Heartburn

Common symptoms of TMJ/TMD include:

  • Pain and tenderness in the jaw
  • Aching in the face
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Locking of the jaw joint
  • Clicking and popping in jaw

Everything we do here is non-surgical and non-invasive using advanced technology. For most patients, immediate relief is possible with a long-term treatment plan—custom designed to fit their unique needs. Many patients experience a positive difference after only one visit.

Some technology used in our office includes:

Cone beam (CBCT) – produces precise high definition images of the mouth and jaw to diagnose a misaligned jaw joint and airway obstructions. After the diagnosis, it is used to create a treatment plan and monitor the patient’s progress.

MLS Laser – a low level light therapy laser is used to reduce inflammation and control chronic pain while speeding up the healing process.

JVA (Joint Vibration Analysis) – provides analysis of TMJ function to aid in the diagnosis of a patient’s condition.

If you are suffering from symptoms of TMJ/TMD or sleep apnea, please let us know on your next visit to our office. We’ll listen carefully to you, and create a custom treatment plan that gets to the root of the issue.

Services

Our services include cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, veneers, teeth whitening and dental bridges.

Consultations and Diagnostics

Your consultation appointment is the foundation for creating your individual plan for oral health. Our philosophy is to provide optimal services for patients in the manner in which they choose.

Bridges

We are now able to construct beautiful porcelain over metal as well as full porcelain and resin-based bridges to produce the best results for each particular situation.

Cleanings/Check Ups

Whether a six month checkup or full periodontal therapy, our hygienists will always strive to provide the very best treatment while maintaining your absolute comfort.

Invisalign Teen

With Invisalign Teen®, you can straighten your teeth without metal wires and brackets getting in the way. You’re free to enjoy the things that make these the best times of your life.