Jason C. Dopp D.D.S

Effective Treatments for TMJ

Top-Rated Treatments for TMJ

Dr. Jason Dopp wants to know WHY you have TMJ pain. Let’s figure out what caused this joint and associated muscle to have problems. Teeth grinding, joint pain, and muscle aches are usually a symptom of a related health problem. Let’s figure that out! 

Our team utilizes several different types of treatment methods and techniques that are used based on a patient’s particular case and exactly what they need to relieve their TMJ symptoms. 

Technology Used in TMJ care:

Dental appliances – Custom appliances such as mouthguards and other custom appliances that are meant to help with airflow in the mouth and also better align the jaw to help patients stop grinding their teeth, which is a common cause of TMJ-related aches and pains. Our team can help you determine if custom appliances are the best solution to your TMJ pain!

Lasers – Laser therapy is very helpful in relieving TMJ pain.  Lasers help reduce inflammation in painful tissues and speed healing of these areas.  In addition, lasers are utilized as part of a system to determine the best jaw position that will result in the most pain relief for you.

Airway Studies – A commonly overlooked cause of jaw and head/neck pain is airway issues.  If present, airway issues will continue to cause you to grind your teeth, even in spite of other therapies.  Therefore, it is very important to rule out this potential cause of your problem.

CBCT – Without a radiographic scan of the painful areas of your jaw joint, important pathology could be overlooked as well as joint condition and other important information.  

BioPak is a comprehensive system that is able to fully analyze a patient’s jaw function in terms of muscle movements, as well as track TMJ allowing our team to track sleep disorders related to TMJ and TMD. This system can be utilized for cosmetic, restorative, dental implant, and other types of treatments to gain unmatched accuracy in analyzing jaw function and muscle strength. 

T-Scan is a software that is paired with other proprietary software to give a full view of a patient’s bite. This measures jaw function as well as points of stress and how force is distributed among the teeth – this highly detailed view allows our team to pinpoint exactly where in the jaw stress is and form treatment plans directed towards these specific areas of stress. 

Speak with our team at the office of Dr. Jason Dopp today to learn more about the advanced methods we use to treat TMJ and whether or not these may be the right TMJ solutions for you! 

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Jason C. Dopp, D.D.S

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We’ll make the process of paying for your dental care as simple as possible! Our office accepts a wide variety of insurance plans, and we’re always happy to file your claim for you so that you can be sure to receive the maximum benefits available to you. Jason C. Dopp D.D.S is in network with Aetna, Assurant, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Dental Benefit Providers, Dental Network of America, DenteMax, GEHA Connection Dental, Guardian, Humana, MetLife, Principal, United Concordia, United Healthcare and more! Call us today to find out how we can maximize your insurance plan!

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Jason C. Dopp D.D.S.
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