Dr. Sullivan can determine if a patient’s jaw joints and muscles are working properly and aligning properly. If a patient’s bite or alignment is out of balance, Dr. Sullivan can identify which form of treatment would be most effective…
Baton Rouge, Louisiana (PRWEB)
June 11, 2015
Dr. Frank Sullivan, DDS, LVIF now offers advanced neuromuscular dental treatment for patients with migraines and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD), a condition affecting the jaw.
The cause of TMJ is unknown, but many factors can put people at risk for developing the condition. Jaw injuries, arthritis, jaw joint problems, or problems with nearby muscles can contribute to the condition. Teeth clenching and grinding due to stress or other factors can also put unhealthy levels of tension on the jaw joint.
Unfortunately, since the causes of this disorder are not well established and other dental issues can create similar symptoms, identifying the disorder can be difficult.
As a neuromuscular dentist in Louisiana, Dr. Sullivan uses advanced technology and theories of neuromuscular dentistry to diagnose these conditions and determine the best treatment.
Additionally, Dr. Sullivan is able to perform a variety of in-house procedures to restore balance to the bite or jaw joint and treat unwanted symptoms of the disorder, such as joint stiffness and discomfort.
For example, Dr. Sullivan can determine if a patient’s jaw joints and muscles are working properly and aligning properly. If a patient’s bite or alignment is out of balance, Dr. Sullivan can identify the most effective form of treatment to address the issue.
Visiting Dr. Frank Sullivan for treatment of migraines, TMJ and/or TMD dental issues offers many benefits to patients. This disorder can cause various adverse systems in addition to mild stiffness and local pain in the jaw. In severe cases, patients may experience widespread pain that affects the face, neck, and shoulders. Ear problems, such as earache, tinnitus, and hearing loss, can also occur in conjunction with the disorder. Some people also experience facial swelling, tingling/numbness in the fingers, difficulty opening the mouth fully, or jaw blockage when the jaw joint is opened or closed.
Given these potential issues, patients who notice jaw pain, stiffness, or other symptoms may benefit from professional attention rather than delaying treatment.
Individuals who feel they need to see a neuromuscular dentist in Louisiana for migraine headaches and/or jaw joint disorder treatment are encouraged to call Dr. Frank Sullivan’s office at 225-224-8444 and/or request a consultation by visiting his website at http://www.DrFrankSullivan.com.
About Dr. Frank Sullivan DDS, LVIC
Dr. Frank Sullivan, DDS, LVIF is a graduate football player and four-year fellow at the University of Mississippi. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 1997 and practices at Sullivan Dental Center in St. Francisville, Louisiana.
Dr. Sullivan has a long commitment to advanced learning and recently completed the LVI “Core Series” program, which requires a minimum of 278 hours of continuing education and training in advanced dental aesthetics and neuromuscular science, and has earned the distinction of being an LVI Fellow – which only 1% of dentists earn worldwide.
LVI is a prestigious international institute dedicated to advancing the dental profession and improving the lives of patients through continuing education and understands the latest techniques and technologies.
Additionally, Dr. Sullivan also recently received a high honor and award from the International Association for Comprehensive Aesthetics (IACA) in Calgary, Canada.
He is also currently active in membership in these associations:
- Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Member of the American Dental Association
- Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
- Fellow of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
- Member of the Louisiana Dental Association
- Member of the Chicago Dental Society
- Member of the Academy of General Dentistry
- Member of the Greater Baton Rouge Dental Association
- Completed the Total Esthetics course at the Nash Institute for Dental Learning in North Carolina
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