Why are TMJ and related problems so hard to diagnose?
First of all, the majority of dental providers in this country are not trained in neuromuscular diagnosis and treatment. While the causes may include tooth grinding, physical injury, or genetic defects, only specially trained neuromuscular dentists are taught to recognize indications of bite problems.
Because neck pain, migraine headaches, and tooth problems can be rooted in a number of other causes, general dentists and family doctors may ignore the possibility that TMJ is the culprit. In other instances, dentists or doctors may recognize a bite problem, but are at a loss for how to find its cause.
The development of impressive diagnostic technology has helped neuromuscular dentistry become less of a mystery in practices committed to finding TMJ answers and offering state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment.
Can you make headaches and other symptoms disappear?
While temporary relief of TMJ symptoms is sought initially, the goal of our neuromuscular dentists is to identify the root of the problem and treat it for permanent relief. There are no guarantees that your symptoms are in fact caused by TMJ, or that our treatment options will be successful. However, our Michigan neuromuscular dentists have an extremely high rate of success in the treatment of TMJ.
What treatments will alleviate my TMJ pain and discomfort?
Treatments can range from simple to invasive, depending on your level of bite imbalance and your individual needs. Some patients can resolve their bite problems with basic physical therapy or lifestyle changes, while others may need the help of an oral appliance, medication, orthodontics or restorative dentistry.
Is neuromuscular dentistry treatment affordable?
At Rochester Advanced Dentistry, we strive to make neuromuscular dentistry affordable to all patients. While diagnosis and treatment costs will vary substantially based on the case, our financial counselors work with you to create a payment plan you are completely comfortable with. Read more about our affordable financing options.
Why should I choose a neuromuscular dentist?
TMJ is a relatively common problem that hasn’t received enough attention in media and medical circles. A highly trained neuromuscular dentist can recognize the sometimes subtle and diverse signs of this syndrome. Dr. Doolin and Dr. Haddad are trained to diagnose it and can restore the misaligned bite and help you find relief from neuromuscular symptoms like migraine headaches, jaw pain, and neck soreness. Neuromuscular techniques are also used to restore proper jaw posture before cosmetic or restorative dental procedures when necessary.
Trust a neuromuscular dentist who has helped so many patients in Rochester, Rochester Hills, Troy, and Oakland, Macomb and Shelby Townships say goodbye to symptoms of TMJ. Call (248) 656-2020 or email Rochester Advanced Dentistry today for your personal personal neuromuscular or cosmetic dentistry consultation.