TMJ/TMD Therapy – Novi, MI
Easing Jaw Pain & Discomfort
TMJ dysfunction, also referred to as TMD, is estimated to affect 10 million Americans according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. This condition can cause migraines, bruxism, and a variety of other issues that can impact your day-to-day life. Dr. Geller offers multiple options to help protect your jaw joints and teeth to prevent additional damage or discomfort from developing.
Why Choose JMG Dentistry for TMJ/TMD Therapy?
- Precise Digital Impression System
- Trusted Dentist with Years of Valuable Experience
- Updated Technology for Optimal Precision
Diagnosis & Treatment
Before deciding how to treat your TMJ issues, Dr. Geller will conduct a thorough examination of your mouth, collecting X-rays and possibly a cone beam CT image that allows him to view your temporomandibular joints and jawbone as well. Based on our team’s findings, we’ll speak with you about your treatment options to address any discomfort you may be feeling and minimize the risk of additional damage.
Equilibration / Occlusal Adjustments
If the bite isn’t even and one side of your mouth may be sustaining additional tension every time you chew your food or talk, it could cause TMJ issues like lockjaw or clicking and popping. This could be due to uneven teeth, which Dr. Geller can easily address by making small adjustments to ensure you have an even bite and no additional strain is being caused to your joints or facial muscles.
Occlusal splints are custom-crafted devices that you can wear as you sleep to gently shift your jaw into its ideal position and cushion your teeth from nightly grinding and clenching. Over time, the splints will help correct your jaw position, lessening any strain on your jaw joints that could be leading to your TMJ symptoms.