At STAR Dental, you’re in the best possible hands if you’re searching for TMJ treatments to help minimize your pain and offer you lasting relief. Dr. Whitney Davidson has over 14 years of experience and has dedicated countless years advancing her education and staying on top of the latest TMJ disorder treatments. Whether you’re in search of a diagnosis for your condition or it feels like you’ve tried every therapy and nothing’s working, we welcome you to contact our office and schedule a consultation. We’ll help you get to the bottom of your issue and restore your quality of life.
Do any of these symptoms sound familiar?
If so, there’s a good chance you’re suffering from TMJ disorder. The Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) may be small, but it performs a crucial job. Dysfunction in the TMJ can result in severe pain that lasts for years. Dr. Davidson has 10 years of special training in TMJ disorder, allowing her to provide successful treatment options. Our team can also assist patients who suffer from bruxism (also known as teeth grinding), which is often connected with the presence of TMJ disorder.
Occlusal adjustment sounds like a complicated procedure, but we can assure you that it’s not! Sometimes, TMJ pain is caused by something as simple as an improperly placed crown or restoration, or misshapen teeth. These issues can cause your joints to sustain more damage and tension than they normally would. Dr. Davidson can reshape these teeth and ensure that your bite is distributing a more even, comfortable amount of force.
Splint therapy is typically the treatment of choice for TMJ disorder. It involves custom fabrication of a hard acrylic mouthguard that is customized for your TMJ and the way you bite.
BOTOX therapy is another treatment used in certain cases of TMJ disorder. There are four main areas targeted to relax the muscles that contribute to facial pain.