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Regenerative Solutions

TMJ disorders can frequently stem from trauma, be it self-induced through habitual clenching and grinding or due to an incident like a car accident. This trauma often triggers inflammation in the TMJ, which, without proper treatment, can lead to a reduced range of motion, intense pain, changes in bite, and bone deterioration within the joint. The body possesses a remarkable capacity for self-healing, and at Sleep Advantage, Dr. Laura Miller is at the forefront of TMJ treatment innovations. She specializes in regenerative therapies like PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) and PRF (Platelet-Rich Fibrin), which utilize the body’s natural healing abilities and concentrate them on specific areas like the TMJ for effective treatment.

What is PRP?

At Laura Miller DDS, PRP refers to Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections. This technique involves using a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to enhance and speed up the body’s innate healing processes. PRP injections are often used alongside other treatments, such as oral appliance therapy, to provide patients with rapid relief and a higher chance of long-term improvement.

The process begins with a minor blood draw from the patient, typically involving only 1-3 tubes. The small amount of blood drawn usually means the patient experiences no significant side effects, such as faintness. The collected blood is then centrifuged to separate and extract the platelet-rich plasma. This concentrated plasma is then injected into the affected joint, assisting in the healing and recovery process.

Are you a candidate?

Should you be facing TMJ problems and are considering treatment with Dr. Laura Miller, we might suggest PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) injections as part of your treatment plan. These injections can enhance your healing capabilities, reduce inflammation, and alleviate other complications, especially when combined with oral appliance therapy. Don’t hesitate to contact us and discover the benefits PRP can offer our patients!