St. Louis TMJ Treatment | Brentwood Family Dental Care

If you are suffering from TMJ in St Louis, TMJ treatment is just a phone call away. Here at Brentwood Family Dental Center, we specialize in the treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. Why continue to suffer with your chronic pain, call us today at 314-647-1100 for your free consultation.

While it could take some time to permanently correct your TMJ problems, there are things we can do for you now that will start to alleviate the pain and begin to correct your underlying issues. This can be achieved in three basic steps.

Step One

- The treatment of TMJ actually starts with relieving the pain. In your first full visit, you could feel some pain relief. That is why we start your treatment with the Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation unit (also known as TENS). This unit begins to relax the muscles by mildly stimulating the muscles with electrical stimulation. It feels like a little massage, allowing your jaw to relax and your teeth come together.

Step Two

- After Dr. Quigless knows the relaxed position of your jaw, he can create a temporary mouthpiece. You will wear this equipment to help your muscles learn how to align in the correct position and establish the proper bite.

Step Three

- Once you''ve trained your muscles to align properly you will want to it to remain permanent. For some, the simple device will take care of the majority of the problem. For others, you will need to have further procedures performed to make permanent corrections. Dr Quigless will decide what the next course of action will be. Usually it will be either using crowns or modifying the enamel.

We know how painful TMJ can be, and we also know that there is no reason for you to continue suffering. If you are in St Louis, TMJ treatment is a phone call away. We at Brentwood Family Dental Center offer free initial consultations and flexible financing to those who qualify. If you are suffering, give us a call today at 314-647-1100.