Aventura Dental Center is proud to offer TMJ therapy to men and women who suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder. This condition typically causes pain and uncomfortable movement of the jaw and surrounding muscles. Common symptoms include clicking or locking of the jaw, teeth grinding (bruxism), and trouble chewing. If you suspect you have TMJ and are in need of treatment, call our dental office in Aventura, FL to set up an appointment with Dr. David Bistritz. As a skilled and highly trained dentist, Dr. Bistritz can assess your condition to determine which treatment will be best for you.
"Very professional, state of the art equipment and very knowledgeable staff. I felt very confortable at my very first visit after spoken to Dr. Bistritz, he knows what he is doing, and I am extremely picky. I've been coming to this office since November for my Invisalign treatment. I totally recommended it!"- A.C. / Yelp / May 14, 2018
"thumbs up"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Oct 28, 2018
"Great overall experience, Belkis and Sisi were amazing and very professional."- L.P. / Google / Oct 23, 2018
"I am a brand new patient to this practice, and the excellent customer service began, even before I became a patient, when I was looking online for a local dentist, read some of the prior reviews that were posted and decided to call. My 1st call was with Marina, who was very friendly and helpful and I was "hooked," and made my first appointment for the following week."It is an extremely well run practice-every step of the way-intake, pre-visit, visit, post visit-EVERYTHING is explained and reviewed. Dr. Bistritz was very detailed, friendly and warm while explaining the suggested treatment. I am brand new so I am writing this before the more "major treatments" but am very confident with Dr. Bistritz's clinical expertise. The Dr.'s assistant, Belkis was also very friendly and professional. Same for Sisi-reviewing pre and post visit, the fees, Grisel, the Dental Hygienist-VERY thorough and nice, all the reception staff.BOTTOM LINE-I was made to feel very welcome and taken care of and a GREAT Dental Practice!"- S.G. / Google / Oct 19, 2018
"Excellent service. The office is clean and neat, the environment is awesome. The costumer service can't be any better and the personal is professional and dedicated in what they do. I highly recommend this office for all your dental needs. Ismael"- I.M. / Google / Oct 19, 2018
What to Expect
Upon a diagnosis of TMJ, your dentist will discuss several treatment strategies to try before recommending an invasive, surgical procedure. These treatments may include:
- Restorative dental work to align the bite
- Oral appliance therapy (such as a retainer or the use of a night guard while sleeping)
- Orthodontic treatment
- If the above treatments are unsuccessful, then surgical intervention may be necessary. This may include joint repair, joint restructuring, or arthroscopy of the jaw joint. Dr. Bistritz will refer you to a medical professional for a further assessment.
Dr. Bistritz may recommend things you can do to help with the discomfort besides just using medication for muscle spasms, inflammation, anxiety, and pain. It is important to exercise your jaw and rest it when needed. Be mindful of stress so that you are not grinding or clenching your teeth. Avoid chewy foods and eat a soft diet to prevent unnecessary inflammation. Use heat and ice when needed to help with the pain. Also, having good posture also plays a role in your neck and jaw alignment.
The cost of the TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder examination and diagnostic imaging services will be dependent on the patient and the specific symptoms exhibited. During your consultation, the fees will be discussed with you.
Plan Your Procedure
Help Yourself & Relieve TMJ
We can help relieve your TMJ pain with pain management strategies, oral appliances (night guards), and surgery. Whatever the reason is for your pain, we will help you treat this condition of the jaw. Call our dental practice today and schedule your appointment for a TMJ consultation at your earliest convenience.