TMJ/TMD Treatment – Bloomfield Hills, MI

Protect Your Joints & Improve Your Oral Function

TMJ disorder, also known as temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJD, is a condition that is estimated to impact about 10 million people in the United States. It deals with the dysfunction of the two jaw joints connecting your lower jaw to your skull and can cause a variety of symptoms that impact your daily life like migraines. As an expert in oral and facial function, board-certified prosthodontist and Diplomate of the American College of Prosthodontics, Lisa Kane, DDS, MS, FACP can provide customized TMJ therapy options to alleviate discomfort. Call our office today to schedule an appointment and learn how we can help you reclaim your life.

Why Choose Lisa Kane, DDS for TMJ/TMD Treatment?

  • Customized Teeth Grinding Nightguards
  • Voted Top Doc in Detroit 3 Years Running
  • Highly Experienced & Trustworthy Prosthodontist

Signs of TMJ Disorder

TMJD can cause patients to experience a wide breadth of symptoms that range from mild to severe. Here are some signs that you may require an in-depth evaluation for the condition:

  • Aching in and around one ear
  • Lockjaw
  • Jaw pain or tenderness
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing food
  • Clicking or popping when you open/close your mouth
  • Facial pain or aches

TMJ Treatment Options

Based on your diagnosis and examination, Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and board-certified prosthodontist Lisa Kane, DDS, MS, FACP, will walk you through each of your treatment options, which are listed below.

Equilibration/Occlusal Adjustments

If you have received dental work like crowns and bridges that have impacted your bite, these restorations may need to be adjusted to release tension and strain on your jaw joints as a result of an uneven bite. To do that, Dr. Kane will identify spots where your teeth come together prematurely and gradually adjust the dental structure to allow all of your teeth to close at once.

Occlusal Splints

Dr. Kane also offers occlusal splints, which are customized orthotic mouthguards that can shift your jaw into its ideal position. This releases strain and pressure from your temporomandibular joints as you sleep. If you grind your teeth as a result of your TMJD, she also offers customized nightguards to protect them from becoming worn down or otherwise damaged.