TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction)

Reliable Oklahoma City TMD Treatments

portrait of happy senior coupleIf you find yourself suffering from jaw pain or frequent headaches, there may be an effective dental solution to your problems. Since 1985, Dr. Mark T. Hanstein has helped alleviate migraines, facial pain, and other issues with high-quality TMJ dental treatments. Our objective is to develop an understanding of your situation and craft a thorough treatment plan that promptly addresses the source of your discomfort and allows you to resume your healthy lifestyle.

Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD) and TMJ disorders can cause considerable discomfort. You can rely on our skilled team to provide the diligent, efficient care you need to alleviate your pain and restore your oral health. We hope to see you soon at the practice of Mark T. Hanstein, DDS, in Oklahoma City. Call us today to schedule your appointment!


What is TMD?

TMD occurs when the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) connecting your lower jaw to your skull become painfully inflamed. Usually, the joints work in unison with your jaw muscles to allow them to close and open smoothly. When you suffer from TMD, the function of the joints becomes impaired, and you may experience issues with the muscles, tendons, and alignment of your jaw.

If you find yourself experiencing TMD symptoms, don't hesitate to get in touch with our team to help you resume your healthy lifestyle. Symptoms of TMD may include:

  • Frequent Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Jaw Joint Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Ringing in the Ears
  • Clenching or Grinding of the Teeth
  • Neck Pain
  • Sensitive Teeth

Why Choose Us for TMJ Treatment?

3d rendered medically accurate illustration of a painful temporomandibular jointDr. Hanstein has completed training at the Pankey Institute, where he received advanced education on occlusions and TMJ disorders. At the Pankey Institute, dentists are exposed to leading-edge treatments for TMD and facial pain. Our dentist studied the methods used to treat TMD and how to identify the disease in its early stages and stop it from progressing. By using preventive screenings and keeping an eye out for TMD symptoms, we can keep you healthy and happy.

Using his experience and skillset, our dentist developed a practical neuromuscular approach to treating TMD in Oklahoma City. We analyze your condition, provide a proper diagnosis, and ensure you receive the care necessary to alleviate your symptoms and reduce discomfort.

What's the Assessment for TMD?

When you visit our office to receive treatment for jaw pain, stiffness, migraines, or other TMD symptoms, we begin with a careful examination. By understanding exactly where the issue stems from, we can help you overcome your symptoms with a tailored treatment plan. We thoroughly evaluate your TMJ and associated muscles with both a visual inspection and a bite exam.

Our team uses x-rays to check for dislocations, acute fractures, or substantial degenerative articular disease. Once we know what's causing your discomfort, we can use our Pankey training and skillset to develop your TMD treatment plan.

Our Efficient Dental Solutions for TMD

Everyone's TMD is unique, and we take the time to craft a personalized treatment plan that allows you to resume your day-to-day life without fear of continuing pain or future complications. Our dentist explains your options in detail and is happy to answer any questions you have regarding our TMD dental services. Our practice offers:

Occlusal Mouthguards: An occlusal mouthguard is carefully designed to allow your muscles and joints to relax while you sleep. A properly-fitted occlusal mouthguard reduces stress, prevents wear on your teeth from grinding or clenching, and enables you to get a good night's rest. It also reduces pain and discomfort by relaxing your jaw muscles.

Botox® Medical Injections: Although Botox is well-known for its use in cosmetic treatments, it can also be used as an effective TMD treatment in Oklahoma City. Our dentist has undergone rigorous training on the safe use of Botox in the medical field and provides this treatment only as necessary to alleviate severe TMD symptoms. Botox has been shown to effectively treat jaw tension, lockjaw, and headaches due to teeth grinding.

Bite Adjustments: TMD can be caused or enhanced by many factors, one of which is the alignment of your bite. An overbite, underbite, open bite, crossbite, or another malocclusion can put undue stress on your TMJ. It can then develop into a more serious condition over time. With careful realignment, we correct your malocclusion to alleviate TMD issues and enhance your smile's appearance.

Protecting Your Oral Health with Oklahoma City TMD Treatments

If you find yourself struggling with jaw pain, migraines, stiffness in your jaw joints, or other symptoms of a TMJ disorder, please contact Dr. Hanstein and his skilled team immediately. We have the experience and training to diagnose and treat your issue so you can enjoy newfound comfort and relief. Call the practice of Mark T. Hanstein, DDS, for personalized TMD treatment in Oklahoma City!


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We encourage you to contact us with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!


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