TMJ Treatment

At Dental Arts of Mountain View, TMJ dentist and expert, Dr. Indah, typically treats temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder in patients experiencing chronic headaches, jaw pain, and jaw stiffness.

For some patients, we can even bill TMJ treatment through traditional medical insurance. Call our dental office today for TMJ treatment near Mountain View, Sunnyvale, and beyond to learn your options!

What are TMJs?

Your temporomandibular joints, or TMJs, are the joints located just in front of your ears, and they hold your lower jaw to your skull. When one or both jaw joints become misaligned, they create stress in the joints and surrounding muscles. The muscles become inflamed from working overtime to hold the jaws in the proper position, which increases stress on the surrounding tissues and nerves.

There is no definitive cause of TMJ disorder, however, a variety of factors may contribute. These include bruxism (clenching or grinding teeth), malocclusion (misalignment), injury, arthritis, heredity, and hormones. If you have TMJ disorder, you may experience pain in your jaw, teeth, mouth, face, ears, neck, or shoulders. Symptoms vary greatly from person to person, but can include:

  • Joint pain in the jaw that may be associated with a clicking or popping sound when chewing, speaking, or yawning
  • Inability to fully open/close the mouth
  • Pain in the face or ears
  • Headaches, including chronic migraines
  • Tooth pain from bruxism
  • Neck, shoulder, or back pain
  • Tingling in fingers or toes

Note that clicking or popping in the jaw by itself can be attributed to a number of different sources, not necessarily TMJ disorder. Our doctors can provide a diagnosis of your individual symptoms with a consultation at our Mountain View dental office.

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How is TMJ treated?

Dr. Ratna Indah uses the latest advancements in dentistry to treat TMJ disorders, including Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR) Therapy. This is a specialized procedure that uses a T-scan along with EMG to evaluate occlusal forces related to muscle activity.

The underlying goal is to identify contacts linked to movements that can lead to hyperactive muscles or TMJ symptoms. By identifying how muscles are firing during bite cycles, it allows Dr. Ratna Indah to use guide adjustment treatments to relieve symptoms while also improving the function of the joint.

The Components of a TMJ Treatment Plan

Dr. Ratna Indah creates a customized treatment plan to meet your needs, which may include changes to your lifestyle, like a soft food diet, relaxation techniques, or moist heat. Other treatment options may include a TMJ orthotic appliance, a sleep appliance, or pain medications.

BioEMG

BioEMG measures the actions and reactions of the muscles of the head and neck to provide the clinician with the ability to test treatments and bite positions before finalizing the treatment position. Muscle activity is categorized based on the quality and quantity of their behavior to show which are resting properly or hyperactive.

The T-Scan®/BioEMG integration software synchronizes the clinical data of T-Scan with the electromyographic data of BioResearch’s EMG unit. Together, they give a complete view of your bite.

BioEMG measures muscular functions of the head and neck while the T-Scan shows occlusal contact timing and force distribution of teeth.

T-Scan® 

T-Scan® is a digital occlusion analysis system that records and measures tooth contact, force, and timing in real-time using a thin, flexible, pressure-sensitive bite transducer embedded in a dental arch-shaped recording sensor.

Ready to Experience the Relief You Deserve?

Bay Area TMJ specialist, Dr. Indah, expertly treats the disorder with patience and compassion. If you are suffering from jaw joint pain or other pain that may be associated with TMJ disorder, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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Peggy BenenatoPeggy Benenato
19:08 07 Sep 22
Thank you for having all the newest and best technologies and for continuing with all the COVID protocols. I felt very safe in this office!Natalie was amazing. Very thorough and professional. My teeth have never felt cleaner!
ruth/miles hamptonruth/miles hampton
06:42 02 Sep 22
I called ad got an appointment the next day at 9:30 am and was there all day with oral surgery. fine now. go back for bridge. M.H. 09/01/22
Shannon BargShannon Barg
01:59 25 Aug 22
This practice shines above all others in every way. I’ve seen every dentist here and each of them are caring, calculated, thoughtful in their care plans, and so personable. The entire staff is exceptional at providing VIP Concierge services no matter who you are. Every time I call, they answer the phone with my name at the ready. When I come in, every one remembers me like an old friend and is very familiar with my record, my family, my interests, my struggles. It’s like going to visit family. I have ABSOLUTE trust in them to help me make the best decisions about my care and to put my needs first. They have gone out of their way, over and over, to accommodate me or get me into specialists. But it’s not all about me… they also give back to the community. One example of this is their deep involvement in Smiles for Troops, taking care of veterans’ dental needs and making them feel pampered and cared for at the same time. This team is AMAZING, from the senior Doctor to the newest, you will be very lucky to to be accepted as a patient here.*I’m not related to anyone who works here. I’m not being compensated for this review in any way. I’m simply inspired by exceptional professionalism and service.
Ryan SullivanRyan Sullivan
01:01 14 Aug 22
I have always had anxiety with going to the dentist. Dr. Van and the staff were super nice and worked with me and my anxieties with my emergency issue. The procedure went flawlessly and I hardly felt anything! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a new dentist.
rosemariekusterrosemariekuster
22:10 04 Aug 22
Peggy is an excellent hygienist!The office staff is friendly and helpful!
Min FongMin Fong
17:03 23 Jul 22
My hygienist Amber Post is very thorough in following up on dental issues, she takes detailed notes and revisit during next checkup, she remembers even the smallest details on the changes; I am grateful she puts her heart and mind on patient's dental care.
Patrick StonePatrick Stone
21:01 14 Jul 22
I've been going to Dr. Van's dental office (Now Dental Arts) for 40 years (yes, I'm getting up there being 74 now). Across the board and throughout all these years I've received nothing but the best dental treatment by extremely qualified professionals. Truly the work done in my mouth has been and is a work of art!
Jenn McMahonJenn McMahon
18:14 11 Jul 22
I had been having trouble with a crown that was done by another dentist for years. Dr. Beckstead and his assistant Noy not only replaced that crown but did a fantastic job making me feel comfortable and informed during the process. The entire staff, from the moment you walk in, to the time your appointment is over, are highly trained and experienced in the latest dental procedures and techniques. I highly recommend Dental Arts of Mountain View for any and all of your dental needs.
Char HollandChar Holland
16:07 08 Jul 22
My teeth require a lot of attention and I am so happy that I found Dr. Beckstead at Dental Arts (after my fabulous dentist of 30+ years retired.) His practice has the latest technology and my experience is always very positive. My dental team - Dr. Beckstead, Carmen, Natalie - and the entire staff, are friendly and helpful. They also offer insurance, which definitely helps financially.
Adi ParetAdi Paret
04:18 30 Jun 22
Every visit I’ve had here at the Dental Arts of MV has been seamless. From the moment I step inside until I leave, every aspect of my visit highlights the teams ability to make going to the dentist a positive experience. Highly highly highly recommend Dental Arts of MV to anyone seeking a dentist.For example, I got my teeth cleaned by Amber who was fantastic, followed by a cavity filling (my first time) led by Dr. Beckstead with Candace by his side and they made this procedure go by like a walk in the park.
yvonne voyvonne vo
19:19 17 Jun 22
For the last few years I have been on the hunt for the right dentist and that hunt has ended here at Dental Arts of Mountain View! I was referred to this practice by my friend who has been a patient here for 20+ years. Dr. Beckstead and Amayra are truly exceptional and skilled, and go above and beyond to provide the dental care I’ve received. I’ve had quite a bit of dental work done elsewhere, but none of them come close to matching the quality and care here. The office is extremely inviting and aesthetically pleasing, and everyone who works here is soo nice and personable. Also, Dr. Beckstead uses the latest tech and techniques; the treatment I’ve received here have never even been offered as options at other practices I’ve been to. I was even offered a blanket and pillow to make my appointment feel more comfortable ☺️ If you want to go somewhere that is clean, feels nice, and get treated exceptionally well, I promise you this is the place to go. 10/10 recommend.
renee gibeaurenee gibeau
14:23 06 Apr 21
I am terrified of going to the dentist. Dr. Van and his team are amazing. I felt zero pain during my restoration procedure. Dr. Van and his team answered my questions and made me feel at ease. The entire staff is friendly and incredibly helpful.
azam nooraniazam noorani
07:11 24 Mar 21
Hello,I would like to take a moment and thank Dr. Van and staff of Dental Arts of Mountain View specially Susie!My husband and I have started going to this dental office 20 years ago when Dr. MC Evoy and Kathy were still working there. They both were amazing and we missed them so much.Now we are seeing Dr. Van who is wonderful, thoughtful and caring as well. And of course his team.Thanks to Rosie and Susie and new staff who are always friendly and very nice. My special thanks to Susie as she was the first person welcoming me 20 years ago, she is so caring and always greeting me with my first language as I feel I'm home:)Thank you so much!Azam
DivineRootsDivineRoots
05:52 12 Feb 21
Thank you to all of Dental Arts of Mountain view staff. You all provide wonderful service and amazing energy. ✨
Alexander SutyaginAlexander Sutyagin
17:57 04 Feb 21
I like how professional Dr. Van is. I would definitely recommend him to anyone having non-trivial dental needs.
Max LaettnerMax Laettner
03:11 02 Feb 21
I’ve gone to see Dr. Van multiple times and I cannot recommend him enough! His relaxed, but attentive care made me feel at ease each time I’ve gone to see him. Dr. Van is a great dentist in a great office!
Ginny LaettnerGinny Laettner
01:33 02 Feb 21
Dental Arts of Mountain View is the best experience you can have going to the dentist. Dr. Van has the best bedside manner of any dentist I’ve ever had. He has a calm and caring demeanor, is very meticulous and decisive with his work, and takes the time to walk you through his plan and recommendations. His support staff similarly exemplify top level skills and customer service, including his assistants Shellissa and Lo. Rosie and Bianca in the front office are also so friendly and professional. I would strongly recommend going here!
Heather OkanoHeather Okano
00:03 06 Nov 20
Always professional, helpful, and thorough. I recommend Peggy (dental hygienist) and Dr. Indah highly!
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