TMJ-TMD

TMJ/TMD Treatment at D’Ascoli Orthodontics

When you turn to us, you can make jaw pain a thing of the past.

Dr. D’Ascoli has been providing TMJ/TMD treatment since before most people knew the condition existed. For more than 30 years, he has helped patients get rid of their debilitating pain and get back to life.

We start with non-invasive treatments.

Surgery is a last resort at our practice. Instead, we use every possible non-invasive technique first in our treatment plans, causing minimal pain and stress to the patient. We find that in most cases, this is successful; over 78 percent of TMJ/TMD cases we treat are resolved using these techniques.

Our office utilizes advanced diagnostic techniques.

We do not diagnose TMJ or TMD based on symptoms alone. Dr. D’Ascoli uses t-Scan BiteForce Dynamics, laser muscle therapy, and cone-beam CAT scans to get an accurate diagnosis and formulate a treatment plan.

We can offer advanced forms of treatment.

While Dr. D’Ascoli has been treating TMJ/TMD for three decades, he does not rely on outdated treatment methods. Focusing on continuous education, he utilizes state-of-the-art techniques to help patients with their pain. One such technique is the TruDenta process, which delivers effective treatment at an affordable price.

Our team never takes shortcuts.

During the consultation, Dr. D’Ascoli will thoroughly examine the patient’s occlusion, jaw joints, associated muscles, and medical history. Based on this assessment, you will be provided with a comprehensive treatment plan. This can include regular office visits, special therapies, devices worn when sleeping, and surgery when required. Treatment length varies based on the needs of the patient, with some as short as three months and others as long as two years.

There are signs that indicate you may be suffering from TMJ/TMD.

If you notice any of the following symptoms, call our office to set up a consultation.

  • Pain in the jaw area
  • Pain, ringing, or stuffiness in the ears
  • Frequent headaches or neck aches
  • Clicking or popping sound when the jaw moves
  • Muscle spasms in the jaw area
  • A change in the alignment of top and bottom teeth
  • Locked jaw or limited opening of the mouth

If you are concerned about the possibility of having TMJ/TMD, please schedule an appointment with our office.