Our office provides the latest state of the art equipment, as well as treatment modalities, such as custom made orthotics. A craniomandibular orthotic, or bite orthotic, temporarily repositions the jaw so that the supporting structures are in a more harmonious relationship. Each appliance is custom made to treat the patient's specific condition. As pain decreases and the muscles relax, the orthotic wearing time changes for the patient.
Occasionally, for issues that do not resolve with conservative treatment, injection therapy may be considered. Injections consist of a local anesthetic and anti-inflammatory agent. Botox injections can also be provided for pain management. These injections are administered in our office.
Surgery is rarely required, and we strongly encourage non-surgical management.
We offer the patient help with home exercise programs, joint mobility and flexibility training, joint noise reduction, specialized pillow, and diet and nutritional training.