When you come to our Nashville office for a TMJ consultation, you can expect roughly the following timeline:
Step 1: Initial Consultation
Our dentists will ask about your symptoms, review your medical history, and examine your bite.
Step 2: X-Rays
The dentist will take x-rays of your jaw to get a closer look at the temporomandibular joint and determine if the TMJ is indeed the cause of your symptoms.
Step 3: Treatment
If the x-rays reveal problems with your TMJ, our dentist will recommend a treatment plan. Among the options available at our practice are BOTOX Cosmetic therapy and custom night guards. If your specific case requires a different treatment option, such as orthodontic work or surgery, we can refer you to a specialist.
Step 4: Follow-Up
At Gulch Dental Studio, we care about our patients and don't want to see them in pain. After we set you up on a treatment plan, we will want to know if it's working. We will schedule a follow-up appointment to assess your progress and you can expect us to check on you to make sure your symptoms are fading.