Dr. Postol carefully reviews your case to determine if you suffer from TMJ disorder and to what extent. This disorder has a tendency to cycle throughout your life during stressful situations, but you don't have to suffer through the pain. Our dentist takes the proper steps to alleviate the sensations and muscle spasms you regularly or sporadically experience. This may include:
| Prescribing muscle relaxers or anti-inflammatory
| Stabilizing your bite with a special plate
Applying moist heat to the affected area
Treatment of TMJ typically does not require surgical procedures and varies based on your specific case. The essential goal in treating a patient with TMJ disorder is to reduce pressure from the facial joints. Our Ballwin TMJ dentist may recommend that you eat soft foods and avoid chewing hard candy and gum as part of your treatment plan.
At Postol Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we are committed to helping you experience rapid relief-sometimes within just one day. Nearly all patients who visit our practice for TMJ treatment experience long-term relief so they can focus on what's important in life. As a specialist in TMJ disorders, Dr. Postol has 18+ years of experience relieving TMJ pain in patients of all ages.