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TMJ/Occlusal Treatment

What is TMJ/Occlusal Treatment?

TMJ and occlusal treatment target issues related to the jaw joint and teeth alignment. The temporomandibular joint connects the jaw to the skull, and problems, known as TMJ disorders, can cause pain and hinder jaw movement. Occlusal treatment assesses and adjusts the bite, addressing issues that contribute to TMJ disorders, such as headaches and muscle tension. Treatment options include orthodontics, dental restorations, and oral appliances to enhance tooth alignment and reduce jaw strain. A comprehensive approach involves a dentist’s thorough examination, potentially combining tailored therapies like physical therapy, lifestyle changes, and stress management for effective symptom relief.

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Our Approach to TMJ/Occlusal Treatment


Comprehensive Examination

Our experienced dentists will conduct a thorough examination, including diagnostic imaging, to assess the condition of your jaw joint and the alignment of your teeth.


Individualized Treatment Plans

We believe in personalized care. Based on the examination results, we'll create a customized treatment plan that addresses your specific TMJ or occlusal issues.


The Occlusal Adjustment

We utilize advanced techniques to make precise adjustments to the surfaces of your teeth, ensuring that they come together properly when you bite. This can alleviate strain on the jaw joint and surrounding muscles.


Orthodontic Solutions

In some cases, orthodontic treatment may be recommended to correct misalignments and improve the overall bite. We offer a range of orthodontic options to suit your needs, including traditional braces and Invisalign.


Night Guards and Splints

For patients who grind their teeth at night, custom-fitted night guards or splints can help protect the teeth and alleviate stress on the jaw joint.


Physical Therapy

In conjunction with dental treatments, we may recommend specific exercises or physical therapy to improve jaw function and reduce discomfort.

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Common Signs or Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder refers to a condition that affects the temporomandibular joint, which connects the jawbone to the skull. The disorder can cause various signs and symptoms, which may vary in severity. Some common signs and symptoms of TMJ disorder include:

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Our Expertise with TMJ/Occlussal Treatment

At North River Dental, our expertise in TMJ/Occlusal treatment is centered on providing comprehensive and personalized care for patients experiencing temporomandibular joint disorders and occlusal issues. Our skilled team of dental professionals employs advanced diagnostic tools and evidence-based therapies to assess and address the underlying causes of TMJ dysfunction. We prioritize a patient-centric approach, tailoring treatment plans to individual needs. From bite analysis to customized splints or orthodontic solutions, we utilize cutting-edge techniques to alleviate pain and restore proper jaw function. Our commitment to ongoing education ensures that our practitioners stay abreast of the latest advancements in TMJ/Occlusal treatment, fostering a caring and informed environment for our patients at North River Dental. Experience compassionate care and effective solutions for TMJ-related concerns with our dedicated team.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Unlock insights on TMJ/Occlusal treatment with our FAQs. Discover answers to common questions, demystify procedures, and empower your journey to a healthier, more comfortable jaw and bite.
What is TMJ, and how do I know if I have it?
TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, affects the jaw joint and surrounding muscles. Symptoms include jaw pain, clicking, and difficulty chewing. If you experience these, consult our Ellenton, FL clinic. We’ll assess your condition and recommend personalized treatments for lasting relief.
Our experienced team employs advanced diagnostic tools to identify TMJ causes accurately. Depending on your unique case, we offer custom solutions like occlusal splints, physical therapy, or bite adjustments. Rest assured, our tailored approach aims to alleviate pain and improve jaw function effectively.
Absolutely. Stress often manifests physically, impacting the jaw and exacerbating TMJ symptoms. At North River Dental, we recognize the connection between stress and oral health. Our comprehensive approach includes stress management strategies, alongside targeted treatments, to address the root cause of your TMJ discomfort.
Yes, many cases respond well to non-surgical interventions. Our clinic in Ellenton, FL offers various non-invasive treatments, such as lifestyle modifications, physical therapy, and occlusal splints. These methods aim to alleviate pain and improve jaw function without the need for surgical intervention.
The timeline for TMJ treatment varies based on the severity of your condition and the chosen interventions. Some patients experience relief within weeks, while others may take several months for significant improvement. Our dedicated team at North River Dental will guide you through the process, ensuring a personalized and effective treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Yes, TMJ can impact your bite and lead to misalignment issues. Our Ellenton, FL clinic specializes in addressing both TMJ and associated dental concerns. Through a comprehensive assessment, we can develop a treatment plan that not only relieves TMJ symptoms but also ensures the proper alignment of your teeth for optimal oral health.
Coverage for TMJ treatment varies among dental insurance plans. Our team at North River Dental can assist in verifying your insurance coverage and exploring available benefits. We work with you to make your TMJ treatment financially manageable, ensuring you receive the care you need for a healthier, pain-free smile.
While some self-care practices can help alleviate mild TMJ symptoms, it’s essential to consult with our professionals for a comprehensive evaluation. We may recommend specific at-home exercises, hot or cold compresses, and lifestyle modifications to complement your personalized treatment plan and enhance overall well-being.
Our Ellenton, FL clinic stands out in TMJ treatment due to our patient-centric approach and expertise. We utilize cutting-edge diagnostic tools to pinpoint the root cause of your TMJ issues, allowing us to tailor effective, personalized treatment plans. With a focus on non-invasive options and a commitment to your comfort, we strive to deliver exceptional care for lasting relief.
TMJ affects a significant number of individuals, and anyone can be at risk. Factors such as stress, teeth grinding, and jaw misalignment can contribute. If you experience symptoms like jaw pain, clicking, or difficulty chewing, don’t hesitate to reach out to North River Dental in Ellenton, FL. Early intervention can prevent the progression of TMJ and improve your overall oral health.
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I first started going to NRD in the early 80’s and they have always given my family excellent care. The staff are always professional and Dr. Steinberg is very knowledgeable and experienced! Highly recommend!
Linda Ivey
February 11, 2024
I’ve always had great experience going to North River Dental. Staff is very friendly. Everyone is very good at what they do very professional. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.
Paula Dooley
February 7, 2024
Dr. Steinbrenner and Syble were amazing as usual. I always feel so comfortable when I come in like we’ve known each other forever. Thanks for making my dental experience a positive one! Syble and I could be sisters she is so fun I enjoy her immensly.
Deborah Sutton
January 20, 2024
I was very pleased with my first visit to North River Dental. My hygienist was Jeffa and she was very professional and thorough with my exam, and made me feel very comfortable with the experience. I highly recommend them!
Deborah Reynolds
January 20, 2024
I got the smile I always wanted! I chose these folks because of all the positive reviews I found on Google. Looks like they’re gonna get another one. Doc Steinberg is the real deal and I will definitely be recommending this office to all my family and friends. I had to make multiple trips due the extent of work required, and I was greeted with a warm smile and friendly service every time. I can’t say enough about the people in this office and how pleasant my experience was. Yes a pleasant experience at the dentist! Go figure.
John Hartmann
January 18, 2024
My husband and I made the decision to try NRD after having some bad experiences at our last dental office. We were both blown away by how welcoming the staff at NRD were. Thank you Bonnie, Vanessa, Dr Raj, and Tayla for making my first exam and cleaning so enjoyable!
Erika Pacher
December 22, 2023
Love North River Dental. I have been a client there for 17 years. Some staff may come and go, but the quality of service is consistently superior. Friendly front desk, knowledgeable support staff and wonderful doctors are the hallmark!
Regina Housel
December 8, 2023
Great dental office. Super professional and friendly staff. This was my first visit. I was seen exactly at my appointment time. I received a thorough dental exam and evaluation, followed by a cleaning I could not have been happier with the process, the staff and the outcome
Chuck Heschmeyer
December 7, 2023
This is the best dentist office you could ever go to.They all are great. They treat you so kind, especially Bobbie Jo and the Dr. I was never a fan of going to the dentist as most of us are not, right, but the experience I have had at NRD has changed all that. I enjoy going to the dentist now and you will too, I promise, just give them a call.
Pamela Roberts
November 29, 2023
I felt very comfortable from the moment I walked in. Kelly was an excellent guide through the entire evaluation. Drs. Delarose and Steinberg were informative, friendly and comforting with my uneasiness at being in a dental office. I plan on coming back and starting my dental journey right here!
virginia herdman
November 22, 2023
When half a tooth fell out unexpectedly, on referral from a friend, I went to North River Dental. I have received what I perceive to be above standard service. So far, I’ve gained a new crown, lost a bad tooth, had a cleaning, and plan for a deep cleaning. All of this was done with the newest of images and diagnostic tools coupled with really friendly and effective professionalism. I definitely recommend this group for anyone wanting help with mouth issues.
Mickie Mc
November 16, 2023
11/9/23 1 week ago Dr. Raj finished a root canal on my left upper eye tooth & did a wonderful job. He is known as the root canal specialist. He lets you know what he is doing & why he is doing it. He is very gentle & has a great sense of humor. On Friday of that same week I broke my left upper molar after the office had closed. On Monday morning I called the office and told the receptionist about my broken tooth and they fit me in by 10:00am that day. The whole office staff is great. They’re very accommodating & polite, but I do miss the chocolate chip cookies they used to serve. Niki B.
Nicoletta Bailey
November 9, 2023

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End TMJ Pain with Occlusal Adjustments

Take your comfort into your own hands and release jaw pain today! Say goodbye to chronic pain with our occlusal adjustment service for a blissful smile. Ready for relief? Schedule an appointment today and start saying hello to a life without jaw pain!

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