TMJ disorders have many signs and symptoms. Some of the most common are:
Dr. Hucklebridge can recommend a course of TMJ treatments by taking a complete history, conducting a clinical examination and by taking appropriate X-rays or other diagnostic tests. So the causes of your TMJ disorder can be identified, proper diagnosis is an important step before treatment. It can save time and money by ensuring you receive the appropriate treatment for your particular problem.
Treatments for TMJ disorders vary, based on your individual diagnosis. Dr. Hucklebridge may recommend a treatment involving a series of phases. This step-by-step plan is preferable because only minor corrective treatment may be needed.
If pain and other symptoms persist, a more involved treatment may be considered. Although the specific therapy recommended for you may not be described below, Dr. Hucklebridge may consider the following:
Finally, when the jaw joints are affected and other TMJ treatments have been unsuccessful, jaw joint surgery may be recommended.
As one of the most experienced cosmetic dentists in Plano, Dr. John M. Hucklebridge offers his patients an extensive range of advanced cosmetic, restorative and general dentistry treatments. Renowned as a talented porcelain veneers and dental implants specialist, he also offers Invisalign clear orthodontics. In addition, Dr. John M. Hucklebridge performs tooth whitening – a treatment that can significantly lighten patients? teeth in a single office visit.