TMJ Treatment - Woodbury, MN

TMJ Treatment You Can Trust

Stop Jaw Discomfort. See A Professional.

Just like when your arms or legs get sore from working out or participating in strenuous activities, so too can your jaw muscles. Overworking your jaw puts strain on your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which is the muscle that connects your jaw to the side of your skull. This strain can cause pain and difficulty using your mouth normally. If you experience TMJ disorder (TMD), such as pain or soreness in the face, a limited ability to open your mouth, “clicking” or “popping” of the jaw joint, or frequent headaches, you may require professional attention. Our prosthodontist, Dr. Mark Wilhelm, specializes in restoring complete function to the mouth and considers your pain level, all of your symptoms, your bite and your surrounding maxillofacial tissues before creating a custom treatment plan. As a result, we offer advanced and personalized TMJ treatments to help realign your jaw and get you back to proper oral health and comfort. Find out what TMJ treatments are right for you by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Wilhelm in our Woodbury, MN office!

Signs of TMJ Disorder

  • Pain or sore jaw
  • Difficulty opening or closing the mouth
  • Injury to the jaw joint
  • Tooth grinding or clenching
  • Popping/clicking/grinding when using the jaw
  • Recurring headaches/migraines
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TMJ Mouthguard

TMJ mouthguards are one of the most common forms of therapy we offer. Using digital technology, Dr. Wilhelm can capture detailed images of your mouth’s structure and fabricate a unique mouthguard that you can wear while you sleep. This mouthguard will readjust your jaw and protect your teeth from grinding or clenching. Over time, your jaw will get trained to be in the most ideal position possible.

Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR) Therapy

DTR therapy is an advanced form of treatment that utilizes an occlusion scan of your teeth to identify locations where your bite may be off. Using this information we are able to evaluate how your muscles are being used and further guide the adjustment process to give you the most successful outcomes. Often this involves adjusting your bite occlusion by adjusting the cusps of your teeth that may connect at the wrong spot.
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MLS Laser Therapy

Using advanced laser technology we are able to ease your jaw muscles painlessly. Our laser heals your TMJ disorder pain at a cellular level and you won’t feel any discomfort at all! This will increase blood flow to the area and make the treatment process much easier. Typically, we use our MLS laser to reduce your pain, swelling and discomfort and pair it with another one of our TMJ treatments.

Call to Relieve Your Jaw Pain Today!

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