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Ridgefield Dentist Develops New Treatment for Headaches and TMJ Disorder: Portale TMD Therapy

Cosmetic dentist Joe Portale has developed an effective new treatment for headaches with or without TMJ disorder: Portale TMD therapy.

Ridgefield, NJ (PRWEB) December 23, 2013

Ridgefield cosmetic dentist Joe Portale of Portale Dental has developed a treatment that allows sufferers of headaches/TMJ disorder to experience relief from such potentially debilitating symptoms as clicking of the jaw, chronic headaches, and facial, neck, and shoulder pain. This treatment, which he calls Portale TMD Therapy, represents a breakthrough in the treatment of an ailment that affects more than 10 million Americans to varying degrees.

The TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull. In many cases, the definitive cause of an individual’s TMJ disorder is unclear. Potential causes range from teeth grinding (bruxism) and stress to rheumatoid arthritis of the jaw and traumatic injury. Not only can more severe cases of TMJ disorder be painful, but they can make routine actions such as chewing, biting, and speaking extremely difficult.

Dr. Portale developed this new therapy in hopes of improving the quality of life of those who want a painless, affordable, and extremely effective solution to their chronic condition. So far, the results have been overwhelmingly positive.

Portale TMD Therapy uses a two-tiered approach to relieving the painful symptoms of TMJ disorder:

After the patient’s face and jaw have been thoroughly examined and his or her condition diagnosed, Dr. Portale will administer therapeutic injections of a highly purified protein into the muscles surrounding the jaw. This will relax the muscles, relieving the immediate tension they can place on the jaw bone.

He then provides the patient with a custom-crafted orthotic device, similar to a night guard. When worn as directed, this device will help the jaw to maintain a more comfortable position while preventing clenching and grinding of the teeth.

“Portale TMD Therapy is ideal for a wide variety of people who struggle with headaches, TMJ and associated pain every day,” states Dr. Portale. “It treats pain without introducing any further pain, unlike some methods of treating TMJ disorder. I can easily customize therapy to the exact, unique needs of each individual patient to ensure optimal success. It’s also very reasonably priced, so its benefits are available to just about anyone who is sick and tired of putting up with the clicks, pops, headaches, and facial pain.”

Dr. Portale also offers therapy for severe migraines, in addition to a full selection of cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and aesthetic facial services.

“The bottom line is that I want my patients to be able to speak, eat, and smile with ease and confidence,” he says. “Portale TMD Therapy is yet another way that I can help to make this happen.”

About Dr. Joe Portale

Dr. Joe Portale has more than four decades of professional experience in dentistry. He graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1972, and has since established himself as one of the most trusted and reputable dentists in the nation. A Master and Fellow of the American Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Portale offers comprehensive dental care, including oral surgery, implant surgical placement, restorative dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, and such popular cosmetic dentistry treatments as porcelain veneers and teeth whitening. Dr. Portale also provides “invisible” orthodontic therapy (Invisalign), as well as Sedation Dentistry for those fearful or high anxiety patients. He cares about the whole patient experience.

Further information about Dr. Portale and Portale TMD Therapy is available at or by contacting:

Portale Dental
Ridgefield Office
555 Bergen Blvd
Ridgefield, NJ 07657
Ph: (201) 945-5777

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