Common Questions about TMJ

Grove City Dentist Serving Columbus, Dublin, Hilliard, Ohio

How do I know if I have TMJ?

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of TMJ, it is a good idea to have our neuromuscular dentist examine you. If neuromuscular problems are causing a bite imbalance, the symptoms can worsen, affect the health of your teeth and gums, and cause symptoms ranging from tinnitus to tingling in your arms and hands. You can start with a free consultation at Sheridan Dental and request an exam after learning more about TMJ.

How can dentistry improve TMJ?

The basic principle of neuromuscular treatment is centered on correcting the bite imbalance that is causing the muscles and tendons of the jaw to overexert. For many patients, a cosmetic dentistry treatment such as a dental crown or braces can be an effective way to encourage the teeth to come together correctly.

If it is so important, why aren’t other dentists offering neuromuscular treatment?

There are few dentists that treat TMJ in the Columbus and Grove City areas because neuromuscular dentistry is a relatively new field of study. To become a neuromuscular provider, one must undergo many months of training and invest in the advanced technology necessary for TMJ diagnosis and treatment.

Is TMJ treatment expensive?

The TMJ diagnosis and treatment process is unique for every patient, based on their symptoms, root cause, and degree of correction needed. During your free consultation, we would be happy to discuss the affordability of neuromuscular treatment with you and explain our third-party financing options.

How qualified is Dr. Sheridan to diagnose and treat TMJ?

Dr. Raymond Sheridan is one of the few dentists worldwide to receive training from theLas Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies in Nevada, where the curriculum involves comprehensive training for TMJ diagnosis and state-of-the-art neuromuscular treatments. He uses advanced jaw tracking and other equipment to map the motions of the jaw. He has extensive experience correcting neuromuscular problems. In addition, Dr. Sheridan finds neuromuscular dentistry to be one of the most rewarding aspects of dentistry because he is able to relieve patients' discomfort and improve their overall quality of life. His passion for neuromuscular dentistry helps him aggressively seek the right solution for every patient.

If you would like to talk to our Grove City neuromuscular dentist about personalized TMJ treatment, please contact Sheridan Dental for a free consultation.

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