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TMJ Treatment Options in Bernardsville

Bernardsville Dentist Serving Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, and Far Hills, NJ

The temporomandibular joint connects your jaw to your skull. TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, refers to any of several conditions that can affect the proper alignment of your joint, causing stress and misalignment. Left untreated, TMD can lead to pain in the jaw, face, neck, and back, and also result in seemingly unrelated issues, such as posture problems.

Treating TMD

At Proud to Smile Dentistry, our experienced neuromuscular dentist offers a range of treatment options for TMD. After detecting the exact cause of your TMD with our technologically advanced K7 Evaluation System, we will work closely with you to help determine which treatment option will provide you with the most comfort while effectively realigning your jaw joint.

Mouthguards, also known as dental splints, are the most common treatment for TMD. Made out of soft, comfortable plastic, dental splints slip over your upper and lower teeth to reduce tension in your jaw. These mouthguards are custom created by our Bernardsville dentist to provide maximum comfort and optimal results.

Another popular option is orthodontics such as Invisalign®. With these treatment options, your teeth will be gently moved into their most effective bite position over a period of about one year. By moving your teeth into their correct position, the symptoms of TMD can often be entirely eliminated.

Your teeth can also be repositioned with a full mouth restoration. With a full mouth restoration, our dentists will combine oral appliances or orthodontic treatment with cosmetic services such as porcelain veneers, inlays and onlays, and porcelain crowns to assist in achieving optimal bite position.

How We Can Help

The method of TMD treatment that is best suited to meet your needs is determined on an individual basis. Our dentist has years of experience and training in providing patients relief from this condition. Working with your personal needs and the exact cause of your TMD, we can help relieve your pain and ensure your comfort for years to come.

Neuromuscular dentistry is complex, and it is not uncommon for patients to have questions about how misalignment of the jaw can result in symptoms throughout the body. Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb has the experience to answer these questions completely and recommend individualized TMJ treatment options. If you are suffering from TMD, please contact Proud to Smile Dentistry online or by phone at (908) 888-9858 to schedule your consultation. Our TMJ dentist welcomes patients from Bernardsville, Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, Far Hills, and surrounding areas in New Jersey.

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you provide the best dental care in NJ! Thank you!
susan palmer
susan palmer
14:10 04 Sep 22
Patti and her team always provide first class service. The team is outstanding as is their work. Service is amazing. Staff is awesome, amazing and nice. Best dental location I have been to. Very professionals. In summary, Patti and team really provide the best dental experience I have had with any dentist cabinets over the years. Simply put fantastic! Very professional! My wife and I are always so relaxed and calm through it all for their work as well as the important safety measures they have taken to mitigate any risk associated with the current environment. A big thanks to Patti and the team for their professionalism, dedication to their work and safety.
Santino Basile
Santino Basile
15:01 03 Sep 22
Excellent … I had a concern and was immediately fit into the weeks schedule. From Francesca at the front desk to Nannette and Paul who are the dental assistants they were kind and calmingAs for Dr Lamb she was able to address my concern and figure out a treatment the same day. She took the time to listen . As for the procedure she was gentle and the procedure went smoothly.I would absolutely recommend the practice
stacey bauer
stacey bauer
22:24 25 Aug 22
A warm and welcoming office . Very professional with the latest technology and knowledge. Always a pleasure.
Diane Quinn
Diane Quinn
22:11 23 Aug 22
Always so professional and friendly- thank you, Dr. Patti & staff!
beth lebel
beth lebel
21:41 12 Aug 22
Dr. Patti is the best. All of them, they are so kind
Maria Isabel Fernandez Suelto
Maria Isabel Fernandez Suelto
22:06 10 Aug 22
Dr Patti and her staff are always so warm and welcoming. Love Dr Patti 's detailed, functional approach to orthodontics. After working with many other orthodontists, I can say that her respectful, kind, practical manner and her obvious love and enthusiasm for her profession really stands out.
Dr Serena H. Chen
Dr Serena H. Chen
00:14 14 Jul 22
Everyone was on time, professional, extremely competent and friendly. I would very highly recommend Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville.
CA Martorana
CA Martorana
11:11 13 Jul 22
The new state of the art office is beautiful and the staff were so kind and efficient. I waited in my car until the time of my appointment and they called me to come in.
Jennifer Lamb-Principato
Jennifer Lamb-Principato
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