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Relief from TMJ disorder from your Troy area dentist

Relief from TMJ disorder

For patients who are suffering the symptoms of TMJ disorder, finding relief means finding a dentist who can provide the right treatment. We often find that many patients have the symptoms of TMJ disorder, but have not received an accurate diagnosis, so they don’t know where to turn for treatment.

Temporomandibular joint disorder is often mistakenly diagnosed as recurrent migraines or some other condition. It involves dysfunction in the joints and muscles of the jaw. Because of this, many of the symptoms are felt in the head. The most common symptoms include:

  • Tooth grinding (bruxism)
  • Jaw pain
  • Jaws locking
  • Clicking or popping of the jaw
  • Recurrent headaches or migraines
  • Loose teeth
  • Receding gums
  • Difficulty swallowing

Other less common symptoms may include ringing in the ears, and back, neck, or shoulder pain. Many patients who have gone undiagnosed for years may have depression from a lack of relief from the chronic pain.

Patients come to us seeking answers for their TMJ symptoms that does not involve surgery or pain medications. In many cases, medications or other home remedies such as cold or heat compresses, rest, and massages have been insufficient in providing relief. For these patients, oral appliance therapy may be the answer.

Oral appliances are custom orthotic devices that sit on top of the teeth. They reduce instability, soreness, muscle pain, and sensitivity. While there are over the counter devices available, they are usually inadequate and often too thick or do not cover all the teeth properly.

Depending on the patient, the oral appliance can be worn at night or during the day. Night guards are the most common, and can address tooth wear that occurs during night clenching or grinding. Some patients may also need to wear an appliance during the daytime hours.

To learn more about oral appliance therapy for TMJ, call us at (248) 243-6044.

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I can't believe there are not more reviews for this office! I don't even know where to begin! For starters, they deserve more than 5 stars. I fly in from California every Christmas to see my family and always make sure to get into this dentist office. The entire staff is phenomenal! They really make you feel like family and actually care about their patients here. It's so important to be able trust your dentist. This dentist's office is so gentle and there work is beyond amazing. Thank you so much for always getting me in on such short notice and with limited days each and every holiday visit! It's not exciting going to dental appointments, but somehow you all make it the best possible experience it can possible be. Looking forward to seeing you all again at the end of the year!
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Experience dentistry with a difference at the office of John L. Aurelia, DDS. With our friendly staff and warm atmosphere, we ensure that your comfort and wellbeing take priority.

Dr. John L. Aurelia received his BA degrees in Biology, Business and Economics from the Kalamazoo College, MI and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Detroit Mercy. He’s keen on continuous education and has followed courses in cosmetic dentistry, implants, and occlusion at places like the Dawson Academy for Advanced Continuing Dental Education and Pankey Institute. He’s a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, and American and Michigan Dental Associations. He has participated in many humanitarian missions.

Having graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Dr. Dina Khoury served Veterans during her residency at the VA Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. She has been in private practice for two decades and is passionate about cosmetic dentistry.

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