TMJ/Bite Stabilization Therapy
Millions of people suffer from TMJ disorders, which include a number of disorders of the jaw joint and surrounding tissues. Some symptoms include clicking, popping and locking of the jaw and pain when you chew or open your mouth wide. Many times symptoms of TMJ are misdiagnosed or misinterpreted as stress related illnesses. Dr. Peck can help ease the pain and treat the underlying causes of your problem.
Dr. Peck will perform a comprehensive jaw and bite exam which includes the use of our specialized TMJ Doppler/Ultrasound equipment. With the TMJ Doppler/Ultrasound equipment we can detect exactly where the problem is occurring in the jaw joint.
As with most things in life a stable foundation allows a healthier, stronger and more resilient result. The same is for your smile! In order to have a healthy, beautiful smile your bite needs to be in proper alignment. What that means is that when closing your mouth, your teeth all hit at the same time and your jaw joints are sitting properly in the sockets.
When a bite is unstable it can cause pain, teeth to crack and break, dental restorations to crack and break, gum disease, tooth loss, headaches, TMJ Disorder, and your smile to age much faster. If left untreated symptoms only get worse. It is Dr. Peck’s goal that his patients are pain free and they keep their natural teeth and dental restorations as long as possible. When meeting a new patient, Dr. Peck reviews the patients’ medical and dentistry history, completes a comprehensive oral cancer examination, and then proceeds with a bite and jaw joint exam. This process may take a little longer than many other dental exams, but Dr. Peck knows that in the long run it is the best investment any dental patient will make to ensure a lifetime with a healthy, beautiful smile. Choose “TMJ/Bite Stability Questionnaire ” from the links below and take a few minutes to run through the bite stabilization checklist.