For the past 15 years we have helped so many patients with Jaw Pain, Bite Problems, Headaches and more. Dr. Grapevine began his journey of training for TMJ issues right out of dental school. His first patient was his wife! She experienced headaches, earache, jaw pain, tooth wear and cracked a tooth. Being his first year out of dental school, Dr. Grapevine did not initially know that TMJ issues could cause these issues. He fixed the cracked tooth just like most dentist would do and thought everything was solved.
His wife continued to have headaches, jaw pain and the tooth still hurt. Not sure what to do, Dr. Grapevine decided to reach out to higher education for help and signed up for a dental education course about cracked teeth and root canal treatment. The class was canceled 1 day before it was scheduled to start. Dr. Grapevine was placed in another class unannounced to him. This class opened the door to a greater understanding about TMJ issues, headaches, jaw pain, cracked teeth and more! He believes he was placed in this class for a higher purpose and began his journey to helping others.
We offer Non-Surgical approaches to helping you get better. Our patients really like our approach to walk them through each step to help them understand what their conditions are and what causes them. We feel an empowered patient will make the best decision for them. As a team, we will uncover the issues, determine the causes and then the solutions will appear and be clear. Together, we will work out the right plan for you.
Over the past 15 years we have had success stories of patients who refer other patients, friends, family to us. Our patients become patients for life. Many of our patients who move, travel back to see us.
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TMJ is the name of the jaw joints. The jaw joints are a ball and socket joint. The lower jaw is the ball and the upper jaw is the socket. Between the ball and socket is cartilage called a disc. The jaw joint is unlike any other joint in the body. It is the only joint that is both the right and left side of the jaw is connected together and must work together with the teeth.Learn More
This is typically when the cartilage called the disc has been impacted. The disc is between the ball and socket of the TMJ. The teeth determine how the ball of the jaw joints fit in the socket. If the teeth and jaw joints are not in harmony, the cartilage will experience tension and over time, if the tension exceeds the limits of the cartilage, the pop/click sound is likely the cartilage dislocating. The cartilage can also completely dislocate or even tear or perforate.Learn More
A nightguard is an appliance designed to protect teeth only. A nightguard is made to protect teeth for things like a contact sport, some minor clenching/grinding of teeth but not as a solution. The Jaw Joints and Teeth need to be in harmony and a Nightguard will not fix this problem nor will a nightguard fix clicking/popping and a lot of times, a nightguard will not fix clenching/grinding.Learn More
TMD is a disorder of the TMJ. The best way to approach issues is to first detect and diagnose the current status of the jaw joints and bite. Then, we will determine what is causing the problem and together discuss what options are available for your specific conditions and outcomes you want. There are many different treatments and the treatment that is right for you will be based on your unique condition. It is possible to treat TMJ disease, but have lasting health and harmony of the TMJs and teeth. Many teeth and gum problems can be from a disharmony of the TMJs and teeth.Learn More