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Rochester Hills dentist eases TMJ/TMD pain with noninvasive oral appliance therapy

It may come as a surprise to you that relief for everything from chronic headaches to neck pain is available at your trusted dentist’s office, John L. Aurelia, DDS, PLLC.

dentist eases TMJ/TMD pain with noninvasive oral appliance therapy

Managing TMJ/TMD in Rochester Hills

TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint connecting the jawbone to the skull. TMD actually refers to a group of TMJ disorders that affect the joint and muscles responsible for jaw movement. While there is still much to learn about TMD, its disruptive symptoms are linked to problems with how the muscles, ligaments, and teeth are positioned.

After years of treating patients with TMD, Dr. Aurelia easily identifies the signs of TMD. Sometimes merely modifying habits such as how often or intensely you chew gum can reduce TMD-related irritation. A dental appliance customized to your mouth is one of the most common, noninvasive approaches to TMD.

Depending on your needs, the oral appliance may reposition the jaw or these types of therapies can be used to correct problems with how the upper teeth and the corresponding lower teeth make contact when your mouth is closed, otherwise known as your bite. Since those who grind or clench teeth in their sleep are also susceptible to TMD, dental appliances may be designed to relieve the stress placed on the joints by grinding and clenching action.

A World of Benefit

Easy-to-wear, low-maintenance approaches have the added benefit of protecting teeth from excessive wear and other damage, which can result in the need for costly and invasive restorative procedures. They also reduce or eliminate the need for pain medications and muscle relaxers.

Don’t live with the TMJ-related pain any longer. Also serving patients in and around Rochester, Shelby Twp., Lake Orion, and Troy, John L. Aurelia, DDS, PLLC looks forward to hearing from you. Call (248) 243-6044 to schedule an appointment.


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I have been going to Dr. Aurelia for years and can't say enough great things about him or his staff! Not only are they very friendly and professional, they really care about their patients. I recently went in for a chipped front tooth. I couldn't be happier with the result! It looks amazing and I can already predict I'll be smiling more! I would proudly recommend Dr. Aurelia and his team to anyone looking for excellent dental care!
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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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