TMJ Treatment Technology

Once you’re “officially” diagnosed with Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD/TMJ), you can begin treatment as soon as you’re ready.

TENS: TENS units are small electrical devices that send an electrical impulse to the muscles that open and close your mouth. If your chronic TMJ occurs because you clench or grind your teeth (bruxism), this impulse can help your muscles to relax. You can have TENS treatments right here in our office; many patients experience immediate relief after the first TENS session. TENS is affordable, easy, and can be done in a matter of minutes. For many people, this is the first step toward treatment.

Electromyography sensors: This TMJ technology involves sensors that tell Dr. Rosen whether your muscles are relaxed and your bite is properly aligned. The sensors can tell if your jaw movement is still impacted by misalignment and help our dentist craft a treatment plan tailored to you.

Orthotic devices: Once your jaw muscles are relaxed, Dr. Rosen, your Wilmington, DE, TMJ dentist, can tell if realigning your bite will help ease chronic jaw pain and other symptoms. If so, and this is often the case, he will recommend and design an oral appliance (an orthotic device) to move your jaw into its optimal position. Oral appliances for TMJ can be temporary and removable, or they can be permanent. Dr. Rosen will discuss which oral appliance is best for you and will explain when it’s to be put in your mouth and for how long.

Surgery is rarely, if ever, recommended for the treatment of TMJ at this Wilmington, Delaware, practice. Dr. Rosen and his TMJ team know there are many non-invasive TMJ treatment options that work extremely well. These TMJ treatments are not painful, and they don’t require any downtime or recovery period. There will be no missed work, no pain meds, and no liquid diet.

Benefits of TMJ Treatment

man suffering from TMJ, holding his jaw due to pain

First and foremost, you’ll enjoy the main benefit of less pain in and around the jaw, face, head, and neck following TMJ treatment in Wilmington. There are many other benefits of effective TMJ treatment, including:

  1. Fewer headaches
  2. Less pain
  3. Better sleep
  4. No medication
  5. Protection of teeth and dental restorations
  6. Balanced facial appearance
  7. Enjoy food more
  8. Fewer digestive issues (due to chewing problems)
  9. Improved mood
  10. Better quality of life

These benefits of TMJ treatment will not only improve your life, but they will also improve the lives of those who love you and live with you. You deserve to live a life free from the many painful symptoms of TMJ.

Restoring Your Bite and Smile Through Dental Treatments

As a third option and final step to relieve your TMJ pain, we can rebuild your bite through dental treatments. We’ll custom-design a treatment path specifically for you, so it’s hard to say exactly what treatment will be like for each person. However, the process involves rebuilding your bite so your jaw sits in alignment without using an orthotic. Some possible treatments include the following:

  • Dental implants
  • Crowns
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Orthodontics
  • All-on-x implants or implant dentures
  • Dental bonding
  • A dental bridge or an implant-supported bridge
  • Full mouth reconstruction

This permanent solution to your TMJ disorder is the final stop in your treatment. When you’re finished, you can enjoy a life free of painful symptoms and a beautiful smile to boot.

TMJ Risk Assessment

Are you concerned you may have TMJ? Take the Risk Assessment below. Of course, it can’t tell you if you have TMJ, but you’ll gain some valuable insight into if you should get tested. It only takes a minute, and it could change your whole life. Give Dr. Rosen a call at (302) 994-0979 to get tested for TMJ.

Learn More About TMJ Treatment in Wilmington, DE Today

Please call the office of Michael T. Rosen, DDS, MS, FAGD, LVIF, today at (302) 994-0979. You may also fill out ouronline contact form. One of our TMJ team members will reach out soon to schedule an appointment or answer any questions you may have about TMJ and TMJ treatment.