Treatment Options for Waterford Area Residents with TMJ Disorder

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

At Metro Imaging Center in Waterford, your trusted TMJ treatment center, patients around the community have the opportunity to work with dentists and TMJ specialists to provide comprehensive dental care solutions for their smiles. Instead of just offering basic general dentistry - such as cleanings, examinations, and fillings, our practice is equipped with the necessary devices and is staffed with skilled doctors to offer comprehensive services. We have a dentist who is dedicated to helping patients with skeletal diagnosis and neuromuscular dentistry, Dr. Martin Fraschetti DDS.

Dr. Martin Fraschetti DDS has worked with hundreds of patients in diagnosing conditions such as temporomandibular joint disorder or TMD. This is often interchangeably used with TMJ, which actually refers to the joint itself. The TMJ is the jaw joint that hinges the skull and lower jaw together. Sometimes, it can malfunction. It may click, pop, or even lock and result in pain for patients who suffer from this condition. Working with a neuromuscular dentist to discuss TMJ treatment plans is the first step to achieving relief.

Before any treatment options can be discussed, patients must have a proper TMJ diagnosis. This may require x-rays, a thorough examination, and an evaluation of the mouth to determine if TMJ disorder is present. Once it has been diagnosed, patients work with their dentist to determine the best possible solution for treatment. Treatment for TMJ disorder varies, depending on the severity of the condition. Some patients may see tremendous improvement by straightening their bite with orthodontics, while others may want to use a splint or special oral appliance to reduce tension. Many of these options can not only address the pain and discomfort the joint can cause but can also address other side effects of TMJ disorder, including chronic migraines and headaches.

The team at Metro Imaging Center of Waterford is proud to offer a neuromuscular specialist to assist TMJ patients in addressing their specific dental needs. If you want to speak with Dr. Martin Fraschetti DDS to receive a proper diagnosis and treatment for TMJ disorder, contact him today by calling (248) 716-8572.