TMJ/TMD Treatment

Dentist in Miami Beach

TMJ/TMD Treatment

Dentist in Miami Beach

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TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint. That is the joint that connects the jawbone to the skull on each side. Temporomandibular Disorder, or TMD, refers to issues affecting the TMJ and the muscles and soft tissues that surround it.

Common TMD symptoms include:

Diagnosing TMD

  • Jaw pain
  • Clicking jaw joint
  • Jaw stiffness
  • Stuck jaw, open or closed
  • Clenching or grinding teeth
  • Pain in cheeks and temples

These are the most common symptoms of TMJ/TMD. If you feel any of the above symptoms, then you should go and visit your dentist immediately. Remember that early detection would reduce your pain and cure the disease within lesser time period.

  • Jaw joint disc out of place
  • Osteoarthritis damage to joint
  • Swelling inside the joint
  • Poor posture muscle strain
  • Joint inflammation or strain

Dr. Valls or Dr. Bacheikov will recommend a conservative treatment plan based on your individual needs. We can help relieve TMD pain, reduce stiffness, and increase function.

If you have experienced symptoms that may be TMD, contact South Beach Dentistry for a consultation.

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At South Beach Dentistry, we take pride in personalizing your treatment plan. Our dentists are highly experienced in the field of dentistry, and we know each patient is unique. Our office has a relaxing and comfortable environment because we want you to feel at home

Whatever your financial situation, you can have the dental care you need in a manner you can afford. Our team is happy to help maximize your dental benefits. We accept most major dental plans and will contact your provider on your behalf to help confirm your coverage. If you are without dental coverage, we provide flexible options for payment

For your convenience, we offer flexible hours for scheduling your appointments. If you have a dental emergency outside of our operating hours, please request an appointment  as soon as possible. We will ensure you receive the dental treatment you need in a timely manner. Patient’s experience is everything for us. Please watch our video so you can see it for yourself.

Causes of TMD

There are a number of issues that can cause TMD. The most common is subconscious clenching or grinding of the teeth. This usually occurs during sleep or when under high amounts of stress. Patients with this type of TMD may find that their symptoms vary depending on their level of stress.

Other causes of TMD can include:

  • Jaw joint disc out of place
  • Osteoarthritis damage to joint
  • Swelling inside the joint
  • Poor posture muscle strain
  • Joint inflammation or strain

Treatment

During your visit, our team will take a detailed dental and medical history. Tell us about any symptoms or injuries to the TMJ area. Be sure to notify us of any chronic illnesses or medications you are taking.

Next, Dr. Valls or Dr. Bacheikov will perform a comprehensive exam of your head and neck. We will pay particular attention to the jaw muscles and joints. We may recommend a screening X-ray to rule out other issues. At this point, we can recommend an initial treatment plan in most cases.

  • Medical history check

  • comprehensive exam of your head and neck

  • particular attention to the jaw muscles and joints

  • screening X-ray to rule out other issues

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