TMJ pain, also referred to as TMD, along with bruxism and grinding of teeth, a lot of these now are associated with the underdevelopment of the maxilla and the mandible. What happens is this: If you think about it, our maxilla, our upper jaw, is the garage. Our lower jaw is the car. It will park wherever that garage is. So if our maxilla is underdeveloped, it will be retruded back into our head. Our jaw has to pull back to get in there.
This puts pressure on our TMJ joint. We have found that this causes a lot of the pain and discomfort associated with a TMJ case. This also, we know, causes airway issues, snoring, sleep apnea, and it can also be involved with causing cervical neck problems, C1, 2, and 3.
So what we're using right now is what's called the Vivos system. That's a way of expanding the maxilla, growing it forward. This is revolutionary. It was never thought before that an adult person could grow a bone after puberty. But in fact, science has shown that we can do this. We can grow this maxilla, we can pull the jaw forward. We can take the pressure off the TMJ, we can open up the airway through pneumopedics, actually remodeling the airway and taking the pressure off the spine. This also is done in association with many different medical professionals, from ENTs – ear, nose and throat doctors – chiropractors, myofunctional therapists, pediatricians, allergists, and many more medical professionals. We can do all this in working together to help relieve these TMJ problems.
Dr. James Lesinski is an experienced, compassionate dentist dedicated to providing excellent care for our patients in Buffalo. He understands the importance of earning our patients’ trust and wants to foster collaborative relationships that empower people to take control of their treatment plans and overall dental health.
Dr. Lesinski is passionate about modern dentistry and wants to show you what’s possible for your smile thanks to our advanced technology. He will work hard to exceed your expectations by fully explaining your treatment options, putting you in control of your dental health, and helping you build the healthy smile you deserve.
As a patient at Complete Health Dentistry, you will feel confident about putting your oral health in the hands of a caring, skilled dentist like Dr. Lesinski. He has spent years earning the respect and trust of patients and professionals alike, receiving accolades from:
- Who’s Who in Cosmetic Dentistry
- Top Dentist as Chosen by Their Peers
- The Erie County Dental Society
Dr. Lesinski is also an esteemed member of highly respected institutions like:
- The American Academy of Facial Esthetics
- The Eighth District Dental Society
- The New York State Dental Association
- The American Dental Association
When he’s not hard at work building healthy smiles in our Buffalo practice, Dr. Lesinski enjoys spending time on the golf course, working out on his elliptical, and watching movies and sporting events, especially when his beloved Buffalo Bills, Sabres, and Bisons are winning!
As our patient at Complete Health Dentistry, you will look forward to visiting a caring professional like Dr. Lesinski, a dentist who can make you feel excited about your oral and overall health moving forward.