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Questions About TMJ

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Is TMJ disorder a dangerous condition?

While many people with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), also referred to as TMJ disorder, never experience severe symptoms, some sufferers will be forced to deal with chronic pain that progressively worsens and interferes with daily life. Patients with severe TMJ disorder may experience sleeplessness, fatigue, stress, facial pain, headaches, and other symptoms which could adversely impact your overall quality of life. If you suffer from TMJ disorder, St. Joseph neuromuscular dentist Dr. Sven Erickson can help alleviate the condition so that you do not have to endure chronic pain any longer.

How is TMJ disorder diagnosed?

To accurately diagnose a problem with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), Dr. Erickson uses the state-of-the-art K7 jaw tracking system. This technology uses high-perception sensors that record your jaw movements and sound vibrations. By observing how the jaw functions, our team can pinpoint how and when the jaw is stressed or strained. The K7 system is integral in determining where the problem lies.

Will TMJ disorder treatment make my headaches go away?

The goal of TMJ disorder treatment is to reduce and eventually eliminate all symptoms by restoring a balanced bite. Dr. Erickson will use the principles of neuromuscular dentistry to find the treatment or combination of treatments that will offer relief from headaches, pain, and other effects of TMD.

Is Dr. Erickson qualified to treat TMJ disorder?

Dr. Erickson has received extensive training in the field of neuromuscular dentistry from the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), the most prestigious neuromuscular dentistry training facility in the country. His years of education have been well tested during many years in practice as a general, cosmetic, and neuromuscular dentist.

Is TMJ disorder expensive to treat?

The remedies for TMJ disorder will vary based on your symptoms and degree of bite correction required. We will first need to perform a full diagnostic evaluation in order to select ideal solutions and estimate the cost of treatment. During your first visit with us, we will give you a general idea of what your TMD therapy can cost, covering the full range of treatment options from conservative to invasive.

Please contact our St. Joseph neuromuscular dentist today to schedule your appointment at Modern Dentistry Associates, serving patients in St. Joseph and Kalamazoo, Michigan and Elkhart, Indiana.

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