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Should You See a Specialist For TMJ Treatment?

Jul 20th, 2021


If you’re suffering from jaw pain or other TMJ/TMD symptoms you might be considering a simple mouthguard from your dentist as the solution. While for some people that might work, many people find that a more personalized and advanced treatment is needed. This type of treatment can only be offered by a specialist that has studied TMJ in-depth and has successfully treated many complex TMJ cases. TMJ patients from all over New Hampshire and the North Shore come to Dr. Mathew for TMJ treatment because of his specialty.

Here are a couple ways a TMJ specialist can treat patients that others may not be able to do:

Focusing on Relaxing the Jaw Muscles – For some TMJ patients, the source of the pain is the inability to properly relax the jaw. That’s why one of the treatment options at our dental offices in Salem, NH and Newburyport offer ULF-TENS (Ultra Low Frequency Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation). This stimulation treatment is aimed at relaxing your muscles with gentle a massage that increases blood flow.
Bite Stabilization – If the TMJ is a result of an improperly positioned bite then bite stabilization using < a href=”/general-dentistry/neuromuscular-dentistry”>neuromuscular dentistry might be the treatment required. As part of the stabilization process the K7 Evaluation System is used to find the optimal position. Once the optimal position of the jaw is determined, orthotic, orthodontic, or other treatments are used to achieve the correct bite.

If you want the source of your TMJ pain to be identified early on instead of trying a few treatment options without success, contact a TMJ specialist that can get to the bottom of the issue right away.

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Here at Paul Mathew, D.D.S. we work diligently to protect our patients' privacy. Requesting an appointment via our Internet portal is considered part of what the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has identified as electronically protected healthcare information or ePHI. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, there are people or entities that may attempt to intercept the data you transmit to us. By checking the "I agree" box, and electronically making an appointment request, you acknowledge that you are making an appointment over the internet and that Paul Mathew, D.D.S. will keep this information confidential but cannot guarantee that others, outside of our practice, may illegally intercept this communication. By accepting these terms and conditions and sending this request via our Internet portal, you accept the inherent risk(s) associated with making this request for an appointment. If you do not accept the terms and conditions, you are always welcome to contact our office via telephone to schedule your appointment.

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