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Wellness Centered Dentistry

Eugene TMJ Treatment

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Welcome to Wellness Centered Dentistry, where our experienced and caring doctor, Dr. Rob Whicker, provides top-notch TMJ treatment services in Eugene, OR. Our practice is dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain the best possible oral health. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, please call us at (541) 868-2008 or visit our Wellness Centered Dentistry homepage.

Key Takeaways

Wellness Centered Dentistry offers comprehensive TMJ treatment services in Eugene, OR

Treatment for TMJ disorder typically includes a combination of lifestyle changes, physical therapy, and medications

Our experienced team can provide a range of services, including physical therapy, medications, and in some cases, surgery

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There are people who suffer from migraines, neck aches, clicking or popping jaws, or facial pain near the cheeks or ears may have TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) disease. These symptoms are most commonly related to your bite and or how your jaw fits together. TMJ is treated at our Eugene dentist office as we are trained in advanced general dental techniques.

Overview of TMJ Treatment

TMJ treatment is a specialized form of dental care that focuses on treating problems related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This joint connects the lower jaw to the skull and is responsible for the movement of the jaw. TMJ disorder (TMD) can cause a variety of symptoms, including pain, clicking, and limited jaw movement.

Treatment for TMJ disorder typically includes a combination of lifestyle changes, physical therapy, and medications. In some cases, surgery may be recommended to correct the underlying cause of the disorder.

Our team will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs. We strive to provide the highest quality care and to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome from your TMJ treatment.

Types of TMJ Treatments

We provide a range of treatments to help alleviate pain and improve the quality of life for our patients. We offer a variety of treatments to help reduce pain and discomfort. These include lifestyle changes, physical therapy, medications, and dental appliances.

Lifestyle changes may include avoiding certain foods and activities that can aggravate the condition. Physical therapy can help reduce muscle tension and improve the range of motion of the jaw. Medications such as muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatories, and pain relievers can also help relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Dental appliances, such as splints or mouthguards, can help reduce grinding and clenching of the teeth.

Benefits of TMJ Treatment

By receiving TMJ treatment, patients can enjoy a variety of benefits, including:

  • Improved Comfort: TMJ treatment can help to reduce pain and discomfort associated with jaw joint dysfunction. Through various treatments, such as the use of mouth guards or splints, patients can enjoy improved comfort and better quality of life.
  • Reduced Inflammation: TMJ treatment can help to reduce inflammation in the jaw joint, which can lead to improved overall health. By reducing inflammation, patients can enjoy a reduction in swelling and pain, as well as improved joint mobility.
  • Improved Jaw Function: TMJ treatment can help to improve the function of the jaw joint, which can lead to improved chewing and speaking abilities.

By improving the function of the jaw joint, patients can enjoy improved oral health and a better overall quality of life.

Causes of TMJ Disorders

The exact cause of TMJ disorders is unknown, but there are several factors that can contribute to the development of the condition.

The most common cause of TMJ disorder is bruxism, which is the grinding or clenching of the teeth. This can place excessive force on the jaw joint, leading to inflammation and pain. Other causes of TMJ disorder include arthritis, trauma to the jaw, misalignment of the jaw, and even stress. Stress can cause the muscles of the face to become tense, which can lead to TMJ pain.

Treatment may include the use of a night guard to prevent teeth grinding, physical therapy to relax the jaw muscles, and medications to reduce inflammation. In more severe cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the alignment of the jaw. With proper diagnosis and treatment, TMJ disorder can be managed and the patient can experience relief from their symptoms.

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Take the first step towards TMJ Treatment with Wellness Centered Dentistry in Eugene, OR. Call us today at (541) 868-2008 or click here to book your appointment.

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What Our Amazing Patients Say

Benny Pezzano
Benny Pezzano

This is by far the most amazing and caring dentist experience you will ever have. I was seeking an alternative dentist because I, like most of us, was seeking a more holistic dentistry experience. Dr. Whicker and the team is absolutely on point. Kind, compassionate, professional and practical.

They are the best at informed consent- he will tell you exactly what he is doing and why he is doing it at any moment. I leave the office feeing taken care of and cared for instead of abused and taken advantage of. He even reaches out later in the day to check up on you makes sure everything is alright.

I will never go to another dentist. I could not recommend Dr. Whicker enough!! Thank you Wellness Centered!!

Kismet Mayo
Kismet Mayo

I visited Dr. Whicker for a tooth extraction and bone graft for a future implant placement. I am a Denturist (I fabricate and fit dentures). I see patients on a daily basis with fresh extractions and often times sutures. I was so impressed with Dr. Whicker! He was kind and courteous and very professional. He made sure that I was comfortable with each step of the procedure and talked to me and explained what he was doing throughout the process. The extraction site looks amazing and his sutures are impeccable. The staff were very friendly and the office is pristine. I will definitely be referring not only my friends and family, but my own patients to Dr. Whicker for dental treatments. I am so pleased!

Diana Janz
Diana Janz

I have nothing but good to say about Wellness Centered Dentistry. I am grateful for their care, kindness and that I can rest assured that I am getting top quality care. Thank you!

Tonya Nunn
Tonya Nunn

The dentist including other members of the staff made sure I was comfortable on every level. They were very friendly. They were efficient but I did not feel rushed in any way. My questions were answered patiently and in layman’s terms. Overall a good experience.

Amber Winterbourne
Amber Winterbourne

They were very accommodating and went out of their way to fit me in an emergency! They respected my disability and human rights with dignity and honor! I am very happy with their capabilities and office staff! Thanks so much for all your doing!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is TMJ Treatment?

TMJ Treatment is a type of physical therapy used to treat temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ). It typically involves exercises and stretches to help reduce pain and improve joint function.

Who can benefit from TMJ Treatment?

TMJ Treatment can be beneficial for anyone who is experiencing pain or discomfort due to a TMJ disorder. It can also help improve joint function and reduce the risk of further injury.

How long does TMJ Treatment take?

TMJ Treatment typically takes several weeks to months to complete. The length of treatment depends on the severity of the TMJ disorder and the patient’s response to treatment.

What should I expect during TMJ Treatment?

During TMJ Treatment, the patient will typically be taught exercises and stretches to help reduce pain and improve joint function. The physical therapist may also use techniques such as manual therapy and heat or cold therapy to help reduce pain and improve joint mobility.