TMJ Treatment Overview
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
"I wanted to thanks Dr. Bistritz David for his conpation and kindness because the Saturday before Memorial day I call his office and I left a message that I am in pain my dentist said I need a root canal in less then hour he call me back and asked me how much pain do I have I told him a lot and he said my office is close for the Memorial day but I will open just so I can do the root canal for you I was in need for a root canal struggle with pain and he did so on his holiday he never meet me before I became a first time patient to his office that is a Doctor that is care for humans. I will keep him in my prayer for God to Bless him and his family. If anyone need a Orthodontist he is the best one to go see"- L.A. / Google / Jun 04, 2020
"I have been coming to Aventura dental for over 10 years. Same staff. It's nice to get service from people who know you for all these years.. You feel secure that you are in good hands. Literally."- H.R. / Google / Jun 01, 2020
"The best dentist around very patient extremely sensitive the most professional Ever!!!! Well recommended"- T.L. / Google / May 19, 2020
"I love this place! Ashley is the front has excellent customer service, Grisel the hygienist is super gentle and Belkis the assistant is the sweet!!!!"- C.D. / Google / May 15, 2020
What to Expect with TMJ Treatment
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.
TMJ Treatment Treatment Aftercare
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.
TMJ Treatment Anticipated Costs
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.
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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.