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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 Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville, 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 Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville 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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I have been going to Dr. Patti since I was young and she is incredible. I still travel in from NYC to visit her and the team every six months. I cant speak more highly of the team’s talent as well as the comfort I feel in their office. Would recommend their practice to anyone and everyone.
Brooke Macy
Brooke Macy
23:10 01 Jun 22
Exceptional Dentist, amazing staff!!
Cardspunk M
Cardspunk M
23:27 25 May 22
I cannot speak highly enough of my experience at Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville and Patti Swaintek-Lamb, DMD along with her tremendous staff. I have been to dozens of dentists over the years and hands down this has been my best experience and I loved my last dentist before I moved away. They are a wonderful combination of professional and caring. Great kindness and respect is shown to their patients. It is very welcoming environment. For those who dread the dental visit I recommend this office that works to create a calming and supportive atmosphere. The dental work/care was excellent from beginning to end and I look forward to my next visit.
Lynda Spencer
Lynda Spencer
22:31 21 Apr 22
I immediately get comfortable. Change is not always easy but the transition to Dr. Patti’s office was seamless, it’s as if they knew me already. The skill and knowledge of all is evident throughout the practice, as well as pride for their profession. I look forward to staying on as a patient for a long time! Thank you
Christina Klausner
Christina Klausner
10:52 30 Mar 22
Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb is an excellent dentist, professional and always listens to what is important to YOU. She has the time, expertise and personal touch while caring deeply about your desires and comfort. My husband, myself and 3 children have been using Dr. Patti for over 15 years and recommend her in the highest regard.
Dana Macy
Dana Macy
15:10 24 Mar 22
Dr Patti and her staff create a caring, professional atmosphere. They take adequate time to make repairs needed and fill cavities as painlessly as possible. Nancy Lee McLure
Frank Siwiec
Frank Siwiec
14:08 24 Mar 22
My two sons, 8 and 10, are both receiving orthodontic treatment from Dr. Patti and I’ve been so happy with their progress. She is very thoughtful and thorough with her plans to give them both a healthier smile.
Francesca Calogero
Francesca Calogero
15:33 16 Mar 22
Dr. Patty what can I say..I will not go to another dentist EVER. Dr. Patty and the staff get 10 BIG stars for the never ending patience they had with me over the years. Thankyou 🙂
Marilyn Zakaluzny
Marilyn Zakaluzny
13:14 23 Feb 22
Dr. Patti and her incredible staff perfectly mix professionalism and brilliance with an ability to make patients feel right at home. I have been a patient for almost 10 years and I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. From teeth cleanings to more invasive procedures, Dr. Patti's team is unmatched. Lately I have been treating for my sleep apnea. I can say without exaggeration that the device Dr. Patti prescribed and developed for me changed my life. I went from fitful nights of frequently-interrupted sleep all while snoring like a jackal, to sleeping through the night without making a sound. My wife may be happier at this development than I am. In short, whatever your dental/sleep needs, look no further than Aesthetic Dentistry.
Anthony Martine
Anthony Martine
16:47 04 Feb 22
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