If you havea clicking, popping, or aching jaw, you may be suffering from temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome(TMJ/TMD). It is a common condition characterized by a number of uncomfortable symptoms, including headaches, migraines, and ringing in the ears. Unfortunately, most people who suffer from TMD are unaware that their problem is treatable — and that their dentist in Sunnyvale can provide much-needed help.
Why does your dentist treat TMJ/TMD? How is it treated?
Your comfort and general wellbeing are at the heart of our practice — and so if you have facial pain that’s related to your jaw, we are prepared to help. Dr. Shamiram Melko can diagnose and treat TMJ/TMD using advanced technology and our expert approach.
After we correctly diagnose TMJ/TMD, we will take one of several approaches to provide you with relief from your chronic pain. First of all, a custom-fitted mouthguardcanhelp protect the teeth from nighttime teeth grinding. Additionally, we may recommend a bite relationship analysis. If your teeth are out of alignment and your upper and lower jaw don’t fit together properly, we may suggest an occlusal adjustment.To achieve this treatment, we will adjust how the upper teeth come together with the lower teeth. New restorations may be added or we may remove a sliver of tooth enamel from certain teeth. This procedure is completely painless and has a high rate of success.
Every TMJ/TMD treatment can be tailored specifically to each patient’s needs. If you can’t find relief from your clicking, popping, or aching jaw, it may be time to seek professional help. Schedule an appointment with your Sunnyvale dentist, Dr. Melko today!
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I love how every time I go for a cleaning Mercedes, the hygenist, is always incredibly gentle, yet thorough. The office environment is phenomenal, and the team as a whole is very professional and efficient. Dr. Melko always takes her time doing a precise exam, thus I feel cared for.
- Lia Y., Patient Review
This is a really top-notch office! Dr. Melko is smart and straightforward, with an excellent bedside manner, and someone I trust with my teeth. Beyond that, it's the office staff and the hygienists that really take the office from great to stellar.
- Christina C., Patient Review
Everything about this experience was great !! Great customer service and most importantly the process of pulling my teeth was very calm and relaxing I would definitely recommend this place for anyone that’s looking to get any dental work!!
- C. Diijames, Patient Review
- Mary W., Patient Review
The place was hygienic, the doctors and front desk people were super sweet. Would 10/10 recommend it!
- Vaishnavi R., Patient Review
Dr. Melko is great. All the staff is very friendly and professional. Been coming here for a long time and only have good things to say.
- Luis R., Patient Review
A note from Dr. Melko
When arriving at our office each day, my hope is that my patients will appreciate my gentle touch and my willingness to carefully explain their dental treatment in order to help each patient understand their unique care.
My specialty areas of treatment are implant, restorative and esthetic dentistry with a passionate focus on rehabilitating teeth and their supportive structures.
I require more than 100 hours of continuing education annually to ensure that our office is up to date with the most current advancements in oral health so that my patients can feel confidant they are receiving the absolute best care.
I'm proud to operate the first certified green dental practice in Santa Clara County as we take pride in helping make our community healthier and more livable.
If you see me biking around town, or hiking on local trails with my daughter, Atalia, I hope you'll say hello.