We specialize in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD) and associated conditions (headaches, neck pain, tinnitus, etc). This includes assessment and treatment options for TMJ (the jaw), Hard Palate and Cranial Dynamics, Occlusion and Bite Issues, Airway Compromise and Apnea, and input on what (if any) dental or ortho intervention is best suited to your situation.
We are one of only a few offices in the country to offer non-dental, non-invasive diagnostic and treatment options for TMJ and it's associated symptoms and conditions. We work with adults, as well as babies and children (tongue tie and lip tie assessment, cranial facial and mouth development). Link to our main office website, StructuralMed.com
We offer the following:
1. Stand alone diagnosis and treatment options for TMJ, headaches, neck pain, and other musculoskeletal aches and pains using non-invasive and holistic methods.
2. Integrated cranial-dental co-management options where we work with a dentist to achieve the desired outcome. This includes option 1, as well as the names of dental practitioners who can aid in what we are trying to achieve.
3. We also offer Telehealth sessions for those not in the area. This includes full case reviews and case management in regards to which treatment path is most appropriate for you, and feedback on the pros and cons of various dental and orthodontic procedures for your specific case. The process for choosing the right path for you or your child can be overwhelming and it helps to have a third party that's impartial.
Learn more about how your jaw works, and potential reasons why you have pain or dysfunction in your jaw or surrounding areas.
Learn more about how the way in which your teeth articulate together can have a profound impact on the muscles in/around the head, jaw, neck, and upper back.
Learn more about how the shape of your mouth, your neck, and your jaw affect your breathing.
Learn more about what types of symptoms can result from TMJ dysfunction.
Learn more about how cranial dynamics and grow affects cranial, palate, airway, and tooth development.
Our office should be your first stop when experiencing TMJ pain or dysfunction, TMD, or to have your child assessed as to his/her cranial development. We take a non-invasive, holistic approach, thoroughly exploring ascending and descending factors that can be contributing to your condition.
After a thorough exam where we discuss the possible causes of your symptoms or dysfunction, we have a wide variety of noninvasive treatment methods at our disposal that are unlike anything else in the area.
Often times expensive dentistry and orthodontia are not necessary to obtain resolution of your TMJ symptoms or larger cranial dysfunction, and often make the issue worse if performed by those who don't take a holistic perspective. This is why we always recommend conservative and non-invasive options first.
However, if dental intervention is necessary we will clearly outline why, and if desired we can provide the names of some of the best cranial-friendly TMJ dentists in the area to help achieve the desired outcome. We will work with the dentist to ensure everyone's on the same page and moving towards a common goal.
A graduate of Seattle University and Palmer Chiropractic College-West, Dr. Scoppa went through rigorous post-graduate training to become a Certified SOT Cranial Practitioner (CSCP), Certified Applied Kinesiologist, and is one of only a handful of doctors in the world trained in Vector Point cranial therapy.
He has taken hundreds of hours of post-graduate work in the areas of TMJ, airway, & cranial facial dynamics, and teaches post-graduate courses in craniopathy, TMJ, TMJD, and integrated cranial-dental care.
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TMJ & Jaw Pain
Occlusion & Bite
Hard Palate, Airway, & Apnea
Babies & Children
I had the most wonderful experience bringing my 6 week old baby to be treated by Dr. Scoppa! He is kind, attentive, patient and is truly a pro at what he does...
Euguenia H., Seattle