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TMJ DISORDER

THE JAW JOINT REMEDY

Temporomandibular joint disorder is a problem that affects the joint between the lower jaw and the base of the skull. This complicated problem in medicinal science eclipses boundaries between medical care disciplines including physical therapy, neurology and dentistry. At Pineview Aesthetic and Family Dentistry, we provide varying treatment methods to prevent this condition.

PROBLEMS CAUSED BY TMJ DISORDER

If you are suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder, you may experience impairment, pain and discomfort. Your joint may become susceptible to conditions including dislocations, neoplasia, trauma, ankylosis and arthritis. Your muscles may become painful and dysfunctional, causing constraints on jaw movement. You may also hear a clicking or popping sound when biting or chewing, which may suggest overuse of the jaw muscles and joints.

TREATMENT

Our dental expert, Dr. Gannon Stahl, will propose distinctive treatment techniques to ease the symptoms of the disorder. The techniques may target bad oral habits, and bad posture of the head and neck. We may administer physical therapy and also devise oral devices that restrict teeth grinding and ease stress from the temporomandibular joint.

Our team complies with the set regulations of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) when the situation entails treating TMJ disorder. We assure reversible treatment that does not cause invariable changes to the teeth and jaw.

We guarantee the safety of our patients with the following treatment approaches:

  • OTC medicines for pain and tenderness
  • Physical and relaxation training to diminish stress from the jaw joint and muscle
  • Stabilization splints therapy (bite plates and mouth guards) for minor cases of TMJ disorder
  • Repositioning devices to reposition muscles and jaws into the most anatomically correct position and relieve painful clicking

Our leading dentist may also endorse various treatment procedures to relieve the effects and joint impairment:

  • Bite adjustment
  • Repositioning splints and orofacial myofunctional therapy
  • Reconstructive practices
  • Orthodontic remedies
  • Arthrocentesis also known as joint aspiration
  • Surgery
  • Jaw replacement as a last resort

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Seattle Met Top Dentist 2015