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TMJ/TMD Treatment

Have you been diagnosed with TemporoMandibular joint Disorder (TMD)?

While you probably have some concerns, it feels good to put a name to all of those nagging, painful symptoms others might have thought were ‘just in your head.’

And now that you have a diagnosis, you can begin to treat the cause and eliminate the symptoms. Here are the treatment goals Dr. Paul Mathew will work towards:

Relieving muscle spasms and pain:
Providing relief of your symptoms is Dr. Mathew’s first concern, and he accomplishes this goal using ULF-TENS (Ultra Low Frequency Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation). It’s a very big term for a simple and effective way to relax your muscles with gentle massage that increases blood flow and removes waste products from your muscles. ULF-TENS achieves pain relief by stimulating the body’s production of endorphins, well known as a natural anesthetic.

Stabilizing the bite:
To begin stabilizing your bite, Dr. Mathew may recommend an orthotic, a device worn over the teeth much like a mouth guard. The orthotic is easily adjustable throughout treatment until your bite is permanently stabilized. At this point, Dr. Mathew can move on to permanently adjusting your bite to the correct position.

Long-term management:
Long-term management is also a priority and Dr. Mathew will discuss strategies with you to manage your TMD over time. Keeping the goal of long-term health of the TMJ.  These options may include continued use of the orthotic, teeth straightening, or dental prosthetics.

Isn’t it comforting to know Dr. Mathew and the dedicated team at Artisan Dentistry in Salem, New Hampshire and Newburyport, Massachusetts are waiting to help you? We hope you’ll take a moment today to contact us and schedule your complimentary consultation. The first phone call is all it takes to get back on the road to good health, and you’ll be so glad you did.

Sedation Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry Services

Dental Implants Services

General Dentistry Services

Warranty

Our 5 Year Warranty

Anyone can train to be a technician, but few have the talent to become an artist. That’s why Dr. Mathew is able to guarantee his cosmetic dentistry work for a full 5 years. If anything goes wrong with the work, Dr. Mathew will fix it free of charge, as long as you continue with your regular 6 month preventative care cleaning and check up for the duration of the warranty.

Treatment Room

Individualized
Treatment Rooms

Our individualized treatment rooms and operatories provide patients with maximum privacy and comfort. The treatment rooms were built specifically with your comfort in mind.

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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.