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Find relief from TMJ with treatment in Allen, TX

Many people think of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder as just a medical name for jaw pain. In reality, it is much more than that. The jaw is a very complex and powerful – yet fragile – structure, and dysfunctions can cause a wide range of symptoms. Thankfully for people in Allen, TX and nearby communities, relief is not far away. Just visit Allen Dental Studio and talk to Dr. Michael Tiplea about TMJ treatment.

What is TMJ disorder?

It is actually a broad term that can apply to many different types of problems. Arthritis in the jaws, birth defects, bruxism, and misalignment are just a few of the conditions that can contribute to TMJ disorder. Furthermore, the symptoms can vary greatly from one person to the next. Because dental professionals have an in-depth understanding of the oral structure, many people are discovering that the best TMJ doctor is a dentist such as Dr. Tiplea who is experienced in treating this condition.

The symptoms of TMJ may include:

  • Jaw or facial pain
  • Pain in the shoulders, neck, and upper back
  • Frequent headaches including migraines
  • Ear pain or ringing in the ears
  • Dizziness
  • Clicking or popping sound from the jaws
  • Limited jaw movement

Treatment options

Many patients ask questions such as, “Do braces help TMJ?” The answer is maybe. If orthodontic misalignment is causing the problem, then braces will probably help. However, if the cause is bruxism, then you need a TMJ mouth guard. Some doctors might prescribe muscle relaxers for TMJ jaw pain relief, but that generally just masks the symptoms. In truth, the ideal treatment plan is different for each patient, depending on the cause, severity, and symptoms.

Dr. Tiplea begins with an examination, discussion, and diagnostics such as x-rays as needed. He will then work with you to create a treatment plan, which may include:

  • Splint to bring immediate relief
  • Orthodontics
  • Equilibration (adjusting the biting surface of teeth)
  • Occlusal guard
  • Other treatments as needed

Relief is within reach. Does waking up pain-free and proceeding through the day without a headache sound like a dream? If the cause of your misery is TMJ, then Dr. Tiplea’s advanced expertise, attention to detail, and passion for perfection, coupled with a state-of-the-art diagnostics can make that dream come true! Give us a call at (469) 293-2007 and arrange a consultation to learn more.

Dr. Tiplea
Dr. Michael Tiplea is a dreamer who is focused on helping you shape, craft, and achieve your smile dreams! As a leading dentist in Allen, TX, Dr. Tiplea has a vast and successful track record in creating healthy and brilliant smiles for his patients. Hailing from Romania, Dr. Tiplea graduated from dental school in his native country in 2004. He then moved to the US to pursue his dreams! Having graduated from the University of Pacific’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2011, Dr. Tiplea continued his education at Hornbrook, Pankey, Dawson, and Spears. Having received certifications and accreditations including Invisalign certification, Oral Sedation Level, IV Sedation provided by a 3rd Party, Dr. Tiplea is currently pursuing his accreditation with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. At Allen Dental Studio, he strives to provide patients with a range of dental services under one roof. Whether it is sedation dentistry, general dentistry, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry or orthodontics, Dr. Tiplea has a solution for you!