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If you're experiencing TMJD symptoms, you need relief. You can only live with pain, stiffness and jaw locking for so long. We'll examine your TMJ disorder to determine the potential cause, symptoms, and best course of action. 

As TMJ specialists, we'll offer effective treatment, including TMJ exercises, medications, and other solutions like night guards or bite plates. We may use splints, braces or jaw surgery to get you back to health. No matter what treatment plan you take, we'll keep your comfortable and relaxed.

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TMJ specialist in Waukesha County

TMJ specialist in Waukesha County

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your mandible (lower jaw) to your skull. This joint can be found on either side of your head, just in front of your ears. Your TMJ allows your jaw to open and close and enables you to speak and eat.

TMJ is often referred to synonymously with TMJD (TMJ disorders). According to the National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, 10 million Americans suffer from TMJD. These disorders are more common among women than men. No matter how minimal or severe your experience with TMJD is, we'll work efficiently to find you relief.

What does TMJ pain feel like?

TMJ SYMPTOMS INCLUDE:

  • Pain in the face or neck
  • Stiffness in jaw muscles
  • Limited jaw movement
  • Jaw locking
  • Clicking or popping noise from TMJ site
  • Shift in jaw, changing the way the upper and lower teeth align (this is called malocclusion).

If you’re living with a TMJ disorder, you may experience:

  • tenderness at the joint
  • facial pain
  • difficulty moving the joint

TMJ symptoms are uncomfortable, and while some symptoms may come and go or disappear on their own, visiting a TMJ specialist is the most effective way to relieve your symptoms.

If you're experiencing a dental emergencycontact our office right away. 

What is the main cause of TMJD?

HEALTH CONDITIONS, INCLUDING:

  • Arthritis
  • Erosion of the joint
  • Habitually grinding or clenching teeth
  • Structural jaw problems present at birth
  • Trauma to the jaw or joint

 

Some factors known to be associated but have not been proven to cause TMJ, including:

  • Use of orthodontic braces
  • Poor posture that strains the muscles of the neck and face
  • Prolonged stress
  • Poor diet
  • Lack of sleep

How can I fix TMJ permanently?

There are a few different TMJ treatments we may recommend depending on your specific case, including:

  • TMJ exercises to strengthen jaw muscles
  • Medications like muscle relaxants, analgesics, anti-anxiety drugs or anti-inflammatory medications
  • A night guard or bite plate to decrease clenching, grinding

 

Do you go to a doctor or dentist for TMJD?

  • A doctor will refer you to a dentist or an EMD to treat TMJ disorders. We will recommend the best treatment plan for your specific case.

How much does it cost to fix TMJ disorders?

The specific cost of your TMJ treatment can depend on several factors, including:

  • Cause of your TMJ disorder(s)
  • Extent of damage done
  • Level of misalignment
  • TMJ symptoms you’re experiencing

If your TMJD is being treated with orthotics, meaning artificial devices like splints and braces, your TMJ treatment may cost up to $5,000. A full mouth reconstruction TMJ treatment costs between $40,000 and $50,000.

Your TMJ treatment may be covered by insurance depending on your specific case. Some insurance companies consider jaw surgeries medically necessary if the disorder is causing sleep apnea disorder, breathing issues and/or severe speech impediments. Orthognathic surgery (corrective jaw surgery) is cosmetic, so the procedure is elective.

Dousman Family Dentistry accepts most major insurances, including Care Credit. You can check our list of accepted insurances online. If you don’t have dental insurance, we’ll work with you to create an affordable payment plan.

Contact our office to learn more about TMJ treatment or to schedule an appointment.

TMJ dentists in Waukesha County

Dousman Family Dentistry is home to a team of experienced dental staff ready to help you stay healthy. Our TMJ specialists will form the best plan to get you back to a comfortable life. Our comprehensive dental services include restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dentistry, preventive dentistrychildren's dentistry, and more.

Dousman Family Dentistry serves patients across Lake Country, including Dousman, Delafield, Hartland, Mukwonago, Waukesha and beyond. We provide Read our reviews to see what our patients think of us.