TMJ Treatment in Virginia Beach, VA
Constant jaw pain and chronic headaches have a negative effect on quality of life. People living in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia’s eastern shore may seek TMJ treatment by Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser to relieve pain associated with Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. Our patients can start treatment for as little as $99 with low monthly payments.
What is TMJ Disorder?
Temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are the joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull. These are the joints that allow your mouth to open and close. A common problem for millions of people with this joint is temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). It can be a contributing factor to chronic facial and neck pain along with recurring, painful headaches.
How Much Does TMJ Treatment Cost in Virginia Beach?
The cost of TMJ treatment varies with each patient based on the treatment selected to correct the issue and the best course of treatment to relieve the pain. During a complimentary consultation and evaluation of the jaws, our orthodontists discuss the costs along with payment and financing options. We accept cash, debit cards, and major credit cards in addition to offering in-house financing and financing through CareCredit®. Additionally, because TMJ treatments may be considered medically necessary to relieve pain, health insurance may provide some coverage for treatment. It is also possible for dental insurance plans to provide orthodontic coverage. We can help patients determine if their plans provide any coverage to offset the cost, reduce out-of-pocket expenses and make your treatment more affordable. At Savage, Sabol and Visser, we offer orthodontic treatment options for just $99 down and as little as $200 a month.
What Causes TMJ Disorder?
There are many causes of TMJ disorder including constant jaw clinching, trauma to the area, and even congenital issues with the structure of the jaws. Because the cause may be different for each patient, it is important to diagnose the cause to effectively treat it.
How is TMJ Treated with Orthodontics?
Orthodontics has been shown to improve most TMJ problems, especially when the issue is caused by tooth or jaw misalignment or a poor bite. Once the orthodontic treatment is complete, patients notice a significant reduction, if not an elimination, of pain associated with TMJ disorder.
Does TMJ Treatment Hurt?
TMJ treatment with orthodontics is not painful; however, there may be some slight discomfort if braces are worn to correct this cause of the jaw pain. This pain typically occurs immediately following adjustments necessary to shift teeth into proper alignment. It is minimal and resolves itself within a day or two.
How Do I Know If I Need TMJ Treatment?
The best way to determine if you need TMJ treatment is to schedule an appointment with our orthodontists, Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser for an evaluation of your jaws, bite, and teeth. Using digital x-rays and scans, they may pinpoint whether the cause of your jaw pain and headaches is related to TMJ disorder.
Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser offer TMJ treatment to people living in and around Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia’s eastern shore who suffer from severe jaw and neck pain as well as chronic headaches. Our patients can start treatment for as little as $99 with low monthly payments. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation.
TMJ Treatment FAQ’s
What is the best doctor to see for TMJ?
Usually it is best to see your general (family) dentist first if you are experiencing TMJ pain. TMJ pain can be caused by many factors and is usually multifactorial. Many times the general dentist can manage your TMJ discomfort, if not they may refer you to a specialist such as an Oral Surgeon, Orthodontist or ENT.
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Is TMJ treatment medical or dental?
Typically pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is treated by your dentist. Some causes of TMJ may be referred pain from other areas of the body such as back, neck and ears and may require treatment of a medical specialist.
To learn if TMJ treatment is a medical or dental call Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser.
What are the best treatments for TMJ?
Pain in the Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) have many causes. Before starting treatment, it is necessary to have a proper diagnosis of what is causing your pain and then customize your treatment. Some treatments that your dentist/doctor may consider are medications, bite guards, physical therapy, orthodontic treatment and dental restorations.
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Will medical insurance pay for TMJ treatment?
TMJ treatment may be covered by your medical or dental insurance. Your dental provider can help you determine if your TMJ treatment is covered by insurance.
To learn if medical insurance pay for TMJ treatment call Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser.
What causes TMJ to flare up?
Pain in the Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) can be caused by trauma, over use by eating hard and sticky foods, excessive clenching and grinding of your teeth, stress and changes in hormones to name a few. Unlike other joints in the body, it is hard to rest your TMJs because every time you speak, yawn or open your mouth to eat you are using your TMJ. Your dentist can help you manage any TMJ flare ups.
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How do you permanently cure TMJ?
Similar to many injuries, it may be difficult to permanently cure TMJ pain. Symptoms and flare ups are typically managed with medications such as over the counter anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers and pain medications, physical therapy, moist warm heat, dental splints and soft diets. If you are experiencing pain in your TMJs you should consult with your dentist.
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