Project Description

TMJ Treatment In Salinas, CA

NEXT Dentistry
Dr. Delwin Hemingway

Most TMJ treatment focuses on symptoms and only offers temporary relief from pain. Dr. Delwin Hemingway’s mastery of dental skills and desire for finding an everlasting solution for people who suffer from TMJ has led to an advanced method that addresses the source of pain—not just the symptoms. His precise approach utilizes state-of-the-art technology, analysis and progressive treatment to create a proven, permanent solution.

Precision process

The structure of a mouth, jaw, teeth and three-dimensional nature of dentistry and the unique challenges associated with TMJ, demands new thinking to match. Standard ways of treating TMJ do offer some relief, but only for a limited time. Mechanical interventions, ear canal devices, massage, yoga practices and drugs are among the typical methods of relieving pain. Regrettably, all of these approaches merely treat the symptoms and do not progress towards a solution that is stable and enduring. People often choose treatments that deal only with symptoms because they perceive the costs to be lower. What most people don’t realize, is that standard treatments require constant, ongoing expenses, that never end. The cumulative costs are often much more expensive than investing in a longer-lasting solution. The truth is that none of the traditional or alternative ways of approaching TMJ symptoms are as low cost as they might appear—and none of them work as a final solution like Dr. Delwin Hemingway’s TMJ method does.


Many people have tried multiple TMJ treatments that don’t eliminate pain—an experience that often results in a feeling of hopelessness and anxiety about costs. They perceive that there is no option that will allow them to live their lives pain-free without constantly paying for temporary relief.

NEXT Dentistry offers an alternative TMJ treatment that goes beyond the endless cycle of coping with symptoms — it’s a solution that’s permanent.

Trust in Dr. Delwin Hemingway—900 TMJ treatments

Dr. Delwin Hemingway is singularly qualified as the leading TMJ practitioner—having successfully completed over 900 TMJ treatments for his patients. His practice is located in the beautiful central coast region of California. The award-winning office is equipped with state-of-the-art technology for both dental skills and TMJ treatment. His clients are referred by patients who are now living proof that pain-free TMJ is a reality. Professional dentists from throughout the world also recommend Dr. Delwin Hemingway for their patients who are seeking a permanent TMJ solution.

Ask yourself…

• Are you experiencing TMJ pain?
• Have you searched online without success to find a better TMJ solution?
• Have you tried multiple TMJ treatments that reduce pain, but found only temporary relief?
• How much money have you already spent treating your TMJ pain?
• Did you know there is a permanent TMJ solution?
• Did you know the NEXT Dentistry TMJ solution offers a money back assurance?
• Are you a doctor or dentist who has a patient who suffers from TMJ pain?

Your search is over

If you answered yes to any of our questions, we’d like to hear from you. We’ll demystify TMJ treatment options. We welcome the opportunity to share with you how our unique and proven TMJ treatment works. We’re confident you’ll discover it is not just a wise investment, it’s a pain-free solution you can live with forever.

Life without pain, assured

NEXT Dentistry and Dr. Delwin Hemingway’s approach is specialized and unique—focused on aligning a patient’s jaw structure with advanced computer technology to eliminate migraine headaches, ringing in the ears and other forms of TMJ pain.

How do I know if I have TMJ?

Answering this question is challenging even for some doctors and dentists, unless they have the extensive training required to recognize the signs and symptoms. Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) is a condition affecting the alignment of the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) that afflicts 83 million Americans over the age of 12. TMD is often called the “great imposter” because many symptoms related to the disorder are also similar to other diseases and disorders. There are dozens of surprising symptoms—many you might not think of as related to TMD—yet any, or all, can be indications of TMD.

Typical Symptoms of TMJ Dysfunction:

• Headaches
• Migraines
• Pain behind the eyes
• Shooting pain up the back of the head
• Ear pain or earache
• Clogged, “itchy,” or stuffy ears
• Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
• Decreased hearing
• Pain in the cheek muscles
• Uncontrollable jaw and/or tongue movement, lips twitching
• Neck pain and/or shoulder pain
• Swallowing difficulties, feeling of foreign body constantly in throat
• Tired and sore muscles
• Numbness in the arm, hand and fingers
• Hair or scalp painful to the touch
• Vertigo or dizziness

If you are exhibiting any of the symptoms related to Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) your next step is to see your dentist to determine if any signs of the disorder are present. Signs are different from symptoms. Remember, symptoms are the things that you feel or experience that are bothersome, painful or debilitating in your life. Signs are things that the doctor or someone else can see, feel or hear relating to the condition.

Eight Common Signs of TMJ Dysfunction:

• Deviation of the lower jaw to one side or the other or in an “S” curve on wide opening or closing of the mouth.
• TMJ joint sounds (popping or clicking) on opening and closing the mouth.
• Limited ability to open the mouth wide. The average wide opening of the mouth in an adult human is 45mm.
• Reduced vertical dimension of the jaws. The proper vertical dimension for adults is 18mm +/- 2mm from the gum line of the upper front teeth to the gum line of the lower front teeth when biting together on the back teeth.
• Occlusal wear. This means visible wearing down of the biting surfaces of the teeth either front, back or both.
• Chronic biting of the cheeks and/or sides of the tongue.
• Abfraction lesions. These are notches that often occur at the gum line of teeth that become sensitive to the touch. These notches are in the root surfaces of teeth.
• Mandibular Tori. These are boney protrusions usually found along the tongue side of the lower jaw.

Could you be pain-free forever?

If you have determined that you have any of the listed symptoms and signs related to Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD), you are not alone. Over a third of all American adults have TMD to some degree. At least one sign and some of the symptoms must be present in order to be properly diagnosed and treated for TMD.

Dr. Delwin Hemingway’s solution for people who suffer from TMD is an advanced method that addresses the source of pain—not just the symptoms. NEXT Dentistry‘s precise approach utilizes state-of-the-art technology, analysis and progressive treatment to create a proven, permanent solution.

Advanced, Proven Treatment Method

Most TMJ treatment focuses on symptoms and only offers temporary relief from pain. Dr. Delwin Hemingway’s mastery of dental skills and desire for finding an everlasting solution for people who suffer from TMJ has led to an advanced method that addresses the source of pain—not just the symptoms. His precise approach utilizes state-of-the-art technology, analysis, and progressive treatment to create a proven, permanent solution.

How Dr. Delwin Hemingway Treats TMJ — Permanently

Successful diagnosis and treatment of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) is routinely accomplished at NEXT Dentistry (over 900 successful treatments to date). We use highly specialized equipment which allows us to determine the extent of existing damage to your Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ), then find and verify the proper alignment or “physiologically aligned” point of your jaw muscles and joint. Once the optimal position of your lower jaw to your upper jaw is determined, a fixed biting surface or jaw aligning appliance is placed as the chewing surface of your lower teeth and worn full time for approximately three months. During this phase of treatment computerized assessment of jaw alignment and minor adjustments will be made.

When the jaws are properly aligned, the joints and muscles will begin to function normally as the body heals itself. When this phase of treatment is successfully completed and your TMD symptoms are resolved to your satisfaction, you and Dr. Delwin Hemingway will discuss permanent treatment options—including, but not limited to, orthodontic repositioning and/or rehabilitation/reconstruction of your teeth so that your TMJ is in the “physiologically aligned” position when your teeth function together.

Alternative medicine treatments can help you manage chronic pain often associated with TMJ disorders. Examples include:

Relaxation techniques that consciously slow breathing and allow you to breathe deeply can relax tense muscles and reduce your pain
Biofeedback, which uses electronic devices to monitor specific muscles and can help you practice more effective relaxation techniques

We welcome patients from Salinas, and nearby locations.

(831) 540-2195
A young woman seeking TMJ treatment in Salinas, CA for a problematic tooth issue