TMJ Dentistry

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (commonly referred to as TMJ) is a condition

caused by jaw misalignment. This is unfortunately a very painful condition that

can affect the entire body. Many American suffers from and battle with TMJ issues

on a daily basis.  Dr. Sid Solomon is one of the nation’s leading TMJ practitioners. 

Dental Wellness is proud to have Dr. Solomon on our team, as he has helped

hundreds of patients live life pain free!

Why is Dr. Sid Solomon DDS so highly regarded as Los Angeles’ premiere TMJ expert? Here are the top 10 reasons why his TMJ treatment methods are so successful: 

  • Over the past 10 years, Dr. Solomon has had a 97% success rate for all his TMJ cases.
  • He only utilizes the most advanced technology to best diagnose and treat TMJ and relieve pain in the jaw, headaches, and pressure in the ear. A K7 Evaluation Computer System is used for three dimensional jaw tracking & surface electromyography. In addition, a J5 Myomonitor TENS unit is utilized to determine the best physiological bite.
  • Dr. Solomon’s extremely accurate and exact bite                                                                                                                                       registration creates the perfect Orthotic, which is                                                                                                                         a dental appliance worn to re-position your jaw.
  • LVI trained Laboratory and master ceramist to                                                                                                                      create an Orthotic
  • His orthotics are comfortable and convenient to wear any time of the day and for any activity.
  • Dr. Solomon uses a custom frontless orthotic design so it is not visible to others when worn and allows you to speak freely.
  • He is highly regarded for his impeccable bedside manner with a thorough understanding of your TMJ concerns and pain.
  • The office staff is carefully hand-picked and specifically trained to take care of your TMJ needs.
  • Dr. Solomon’s TMJ consultations are comprehensive , thorough and honest.
  • TMJ treatment at Dental Wellness is non-invasive and does not require any medication or surgery.

TMJ Symptoms

Since the symptoms are easily confused with other ailments, many doctors treat only the symptoms of TMJ.  At Dental Wellness, we believe the key to solving the pain puzzle is to properly assess the cause of the pain.

Some of the most common TMJ symptoms include: 

  • Migraines
  • Headaches
  • Sore neck muscles
  • Tinnitus (Ringing in the ears)
  • Vertigo
  • Worn, chipped teeth
  • Facial pain
  • Sore jaw joints
  • Numbness of the fingertips

TMJ Treatment

Dental Wellness is equipped with the latest technology is Neuromuscular Dentistry to assist the doctors in properly and scientifically diagnose TMJ issues.  Our computerized technology will help determine if the the jaw is properly functioning or if it expends stress energy while chewing, talking and eating. With the help of K7 technology, we can determine the jaw’s ideal resting position. When this has been identified, we use various treatments to align the jaw back to the correct position, such as a custom splint (also known as an Orthosis) or full mouth restoration.

An orthotic or orthosis is a bite splint that is worn over the teeth to realign

the jaw into its optimal alignment. To create this orthotic, Dr. Solomon must

obtain a mold of the jaw in its natural, relaxed position. This sounds easy,

but is more difficult than one might think. The jaws of patients suffering from

TMJ deviate far from their natural positions due to stressed muscles and

clenched teeth. At Dental Wellness, we have developed a highly effective

method that completely relaxes both the patients and their jaws. The whole 

process takes about two hours and is comparable to a relaxing day at the spa.

                                                                Our office proudly features a Relaxation Room, which was specifically designed for                                                                  tensing and jaw relaxation. While receiving their tensing treatment, patients sit in a                                                                  massage chair and are surrounded by aromatherapy  soft lighting, calming music,                                                                    and other clinically proven relaxation techniques. The room is set up just as an                                                                       aromatherapy or massage room would at any high-end spa. At Dental Wellness,                                                                       we understand that TMJ causes a lot a daily pain and frustration to our patients.                                                                       We go above and beyond to ensure that our patients are pampered and relaxed,                                                                     while also receiving the best, most advanced TMJ treatment.

After the tensing treatment has been completed, the jaw will be completely relaxed 

and return to its natural, optimal alignment. Dr. Solomon then creates a model of the  

jaw and bite using the highly advanced K7  Neuromucular Dentistry Computer System.

Finally, an orthotic can be created and given to the patient to be worn at night to

gradually shift the jaw to its optimal alignment.

Dr. Solomon will use all of his expertise to both treat your TMJ properly and to make you as comfortable and relaxed as possible. Do not hesitate to give us a call and schedule your consultation today. A few hours in our tensing room can be as therapeutic as an afternoon at the spa, so why wait any longer? We look forward to hearing from you.We pride ourselves as being one of a very the few dentistry treatment providers to understand Neuromuscular Dentistry and to help provide relief to our TMJ patients without surgery, medications or any other invasive methods.

See for yourself, a real patient's personal TMJ story!

Welcome to Dental Wellness 

Our goal at Dental Wellness is to help you and your family achieve a healthy, beautiful, long lasting smile. Founded by Dr. Sid Solomon, our dental practice will  provide you with the finest treatment using state of the art materials and equipment in a friendly, caring, down to earth environment while educating you on how to take care of your smile and the health of your mouth. Together, we can plan the necessary steps needed to accomplish your goals. Our mission is to make you feel welcome and comfortable while visiting our office. We are devoted to making your experience here a positive one as we attend to your dental care.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Sid Solomon DDS and Dental Wellness, please contact us today.