TMJ Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatments
- Posted on: Jul 15 2017
As a patient who suffers from TMJ, you know that a flare up can be stopped with ice and massage, that eating steak is never a good idea, and that stress can just about throw your jaw over the edge. If you have TMD and are not only exhausted from constantly working to find relief but still can’t, then it may be time to consider a new approach to neuromuscular dentistry. Luckily, Dr. Paul Peterson specializes in neuromuscular dentistry and can help give you the relief that you’ve been wanting— without having to ice and massage your jaw every day. Read on to learn more.
Even though you may have known for years that you have TMD, you may not be aware of exactly how it is caused and what is going on in your body to cause it. Luckily, neuromuscular dentistry allows for the proper testing to lead us to the perfect diagnosis. During a variety of different testing and observations, Dr. Paul Peterson will be able to closely monitor how your jaw functions and how your temporomandibular joint reacts to movement and pressure.
Once you have been properly diagnosed, Dr. Peterson will be able to create a customized treatment plan geared towards you and your exact condition. Dr. Peterson specializes in a variety of treatment options including a combination of:
- Neuromuscular Sleep Appliances
- Fixed Orthotics
- Porcelain Reconstructions
- Removable Orthotics
With an extensive amount of TMD and neuromuscular dentistry training, you can rest assured that you are going to get the proper care and treatment from Dr. Paul Peterson. With an accurate diagnosis, you can be on your way to getting rid of your TMD symptoms once and for all— leaving you with the ability to rest easy and pain-free at night. To learn more about neuromuscular dentistry and how it can benefit you, contact Dr. Paul Peterson today!
Posted in: TMJ Treatment