Richard R Riggs DDS   OROFACIAL PAIN - TMJ - TMD

Call Us:  (972) 437-9177

Patient Education:

- Comprehensive Explanation of  Patients Specific Disorder
- Importance of Contributing Factors
- Multidisciplinary vs. Single Treatment Approach
- Behavior Modification
- Nutritional Counseling and Diet Modification
- Benefits of  Sleep Quality
- Stretching Techniques and Therapeutic Exercises
- Muscle Re-education
- Occupational Ergonomic Guidance
- Treatment Plan, Target Dates, Treatment Escalation and Prognosis

 

Appliance Therapy:  (Maxillary and/or Mandibular)

- Bruxism
- Anterior Repositioning
- Gelb
- NTI
- Deprogramming
- Functional
- Retainer/Splint Combinations
- Unilateral Pivotal
- Locked
- Snore/Apnea (Based on Sleep Study)
- Athletic Guards
- Designs for Concurrent Complex Restorative Procedures
- Designs for Concurrent Orthodontic and/or Surgical Procedures
- Variations for Ortho/Mixed Dentitions

 

Pharmacotherapy For: 

- Neurovascular Headaches
- Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Neuropathic Disorders
- Connective Tissue Disorders
- Sleep Regulation
- Acute and Chronic Inflammatory Conditions
- Pain Management

 

Physical Therapy:

- Postural Exercises
- Ultrasound
- Tens
- E-Stim
- Iontophoresis
- Laser
- Massage
- Myofascial Release
- Hot/Cold Therapy
- Alpha Stim

 

Psychological:

- Biofeedback
- Relaxation Therapy
- Stress/Pain Management
- Anxiety/Depression Screening

 

Injection Procedures:

- Diagnostic
- Nerve Blocks
- Trigger Point
- Arthrocentesis With Joint Mobilization
- Botox
- Topical Pain Control

 

Coordinate Multidisciplinary Protocol:

The use of a multidisciplinary protocol may require referral and/or coordinated treatment with other disciplines, such as Neurology, Manual Therapy, Internal Medicine, Dental, Orthodontics, ENT, Sleep Studies, Imaging (soft and hard tissues), Maxillofacial Surgery, or Counseling.

Treatment