Monday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Tuesday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wednesday–Thursday,  7 a.m.–4 p.m.
Call Us: (636) 556-0214
15208 Manchester Road | Ballwin, MO
All New Patients Receive a Teeth Whitening Kit - A $375 Value
 
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TMJ Dentist in Ballwin, MO

TMJ disorders affect the rotating joint located in front of your ears, including the side and base of your skull and lower jaw. Dr. Postol is a TMJ specialist in Ballwin who has the expertise and experience to provide patients with rapid relief from this disorder.

Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

   
Woman in Pain - TMJ Dentist Ballwin, MO

TMJ can hinder you from fully enjoying life and interfere with your daily functions. Patients suffering from TMJ may experience the following symptoms:

 Popping or Clicking of the Jaw
 Difficulty Opening and Closing Your Mouth
 Jaw Pain That Is More Noticeable during the Day
 Locked or Stiff Jaw When You Yawn or Speak
 Particular Types of Headaches or Neck Aches

Effective TMJ Treatment in Ballwin

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
   medication 
 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.

Call us today at (636) 556-0214 to schedule an appointment with our TMJ dentist in Ballwin. We also serve
clients from Ellisville, Chesterfield, Chesterfield Valley, Wildwood, Town and Country, Fenton, and Des Peres.