Neuromuscular dentists understand how the bones, teeth, joints, nerves, and other soft tissue of your face work together and affect one another. These dentists are often called TMJ dentists because their training allows them to diagnose and treat disorders of the jaw called temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Dysfunctions of these systems can disrupt your life. TMJ dentists work with you to relieve your pain and get you back on track.
Choosing the right TMJ dentist to treat your jaw pain takes time and consideration. You should find the dentist best suited to your personal needs based on his or her training, personality, and experience with similar cases.
Your ideal TMJ dentist’s background includes extensive training in neuromuscular dentistry from a reputable dental institute. A good education is only part of what makes a skilled dentist. Make sure the dentist also has plenty of experience with successfully treating TMJ. Every new TMJ case gives dentists a deeper understanding of how to effectively restore harmony to your facial structures.
In order to provide you with the best possible care, Dr. Kenneth Siegel received training in Advanced Neuromuscular Dentistry at the renowned Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies. He uses his comprehensive understanding of TMJ issues to change the lives of many individuals.
The Benefits of Reconstructive and Cosmetic Dentistry
During your search, you should also consider TMJ dentists who offer cosmetic dentistry. In cases where the position or alignment of your teeth causes TMJ, treatment may include physical changes to your teeth. Reshaping the enamel of your teeth, straightening your teeth, or placing dental crowns allows your teeth to fit together better to relieve pressure on your joint.
Dr. Siegel’s success as a cosmetic dentist coupled with his training in Full Mouth Reconstruction makes him an excellent choice as your TMJ dentist. With more than 25 years of cosmetic dentistry experience, Dr. Siegel understands that even little aesthetic details matter. He pays careful attention to every aesthetic detail so that you can be confident that your smile looks and feels natural.
Choose the TMJ Dentist Best Suited to Your Needs
Of course, training and experience do not always make a particular dentist your best choice. Once you find a TMJ dentist with the right qualifications, you should schedule a consultation to discuss treatment options and determine if his or her treatment approach works for you. You will want a TMJ dentist who makes you feel comfortable during your treatment.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution for jaw pain because every case is different. Dr. Siegel will gladly meet with you to discuss your pain management goals. Your medical history, personal preferences, and budget all matter in determining how to best treat your pain.
In some cases, other types of treatment such as chiropractic care can compliment your oral TMJ treatment. If this is the case for your TMJ, Dr. Siegel will be happy to recommend you to colleagues who he trust to provide quality care.