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  • I just want to give a BIG thank you to Dr Z and his assistant, Meagan. They were so patient with me and thorough throughout the procedure. Constantly asking how I was and explaining each step of the procedure. I would highly recommend Goodove to anyone and will definitely go to them if need be in the future.

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    Cheryl R.

    I love this Dentistry. From the 1st visit the staff and Dr. was pleasant. They made sure my son was comfortable. Dr explain everything that my son primary Dr did not explain for me to understande in lame man terms. This office went beyond their duties and handled things for me that I could not do for myself. I am so ever grateful. ❤

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    Latasha H.

    From my first consultation up into having my oral surgery which was on 7/21 the experience from the front desk on to the interacting with Miss Amber and Dr. Zagursky was amazing!!!! They really made me feel comfortable first on until the end... I am really glad that I was taken care of by Dr. Zagursky and Miss Amber and I will recommend anyway to go to them for any situation....Thanks again!!!👍

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    Sharika J.
  • Excellent Doctor who explains what he is doing during procedure and gives encouragement. The whole staff was experienced and friendly. Highly recommend this Dentist

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    Susan V.

    We had an awesome experience with the entire team at Goodove. My daughter had her wisdom teeth removed today & they were amazing with her. They kept her comfortable and talked her through everything. The nurse in the room was super sweet. Thanks for everything guys. Jada Miller.

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    Kevin M.

    Kind of a hassle with all the COVID 19 precautions, but I'm glad they try so hard to keep everyone safe. They do a great job easing the "white knuckle flight" that many of us experience in a dental chair. Procedure and options discussed at length at initial visit, and they actually listen to you as the patient. Procedure was painless. Post operative instructions were thorough. Don't know how it could be any better (other than not needing the service to begin with).

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    A G.
  • 5 stars all the way! Our experience with this office was top of the line. Dr. Zagursky and his staff were phenomenal. From the consultation to even after the surgery, they made sure we understood everything and followed up with us, and answered any and all questions. Dr. Zagursky takes his time when he meets with families and he made me feel like we were his only clients. I would definitely recommend this team and I would go back for any future dental/surgical needs.

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    Joy P.

    Very kind and did any incredible job. Very clear post op instructions. Awesome front desk staffing, and Dr. G did great, as well as the anesthesiologist! Thanks again!

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    A G.

    The staff was very knowledgeable. My procedure was done very quickly and effectively, which really eased my mind. I would recommend anyone to go here and get their dental procedures done.

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    Xavier R.
  • Today I had two wisdom teeth pulled. I recommended Goodove, they make you feel comfortable and everyone is friendly. Thank you all.

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    Katrina g.

    Very professional staff, and very helpful with all of my questions and concerns. Put off this surgery for years and finally found a place I trusted to do the wisdom teeth removal. Highly recommend!

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    Paige B.

    I highly recommend this place for your oral surgery procedures. Staff was friendly, and put you at ease. Made sure I was comfortable at all times, and put my nerves at ease. Surgeon was awesome! And Mrs Neketa was a great help from the time I went in the back, til I was done. Thank you so much for everything.

    Alnika C. Avatar
    Alnika C.
  • Very good experience. Staff was friendly. Super informative. All around best experience. Had three teeth extracted didn't feel a thing.

    Nasario L. Avatar
    Nasario L.

    A warm and friendly environment. The assistance to the surgeon were excellent at making me comfortable and distracted frm my nervousness and fear. The Surgeon was quite skilled at his job, making it a quick and painless process. Thanks Goodove!

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    Rickardo S.

    I really appreciate this oral surgeon office. I had an impacted wisdom tooth removed by laughing gas. Was extremely nervous but the procedure was super smooth. Doctor was amazing. My wisdom was removed in as little as 15-20 minutes. I will be coming back.

    Prayerfully my healing process goes even smoother! Would totally recommend.

    Angelique J. Avatar
    Angelique J.
  • Had a great experience! I was fully awake with just numbing for wisdom teeth extraction (all 4), took about 30mins, first tooth came out in about 2mins. Mr.Goodove walked me through the whole process during surgery. I would highly recommend!

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    rebecca m.

    My daughter had surgery and that was her first time. She was nervous and the sad thing about it nobody could go back there with her due to the coronavirus and she only twelve years old. But the nurse that was back there with her was very amazing. She assure me that she was going to be right there beside her and make sure she would be alright and she did just that. The nurse made my daughter feel safe and comfortable she talk to her and everything. The staff called me and let me know what was going on and to let me know that my daughter was doing good. And the best thing about it they didn't take long. I will recommend family and friends to this dentist office.

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    Sherry C.

    Dr Green and his staff are friendly, professional and skilled in oral surgery. My son had his wisdom teeth extracted and the nursing staff eased his anxieties while Dr Green talked him through the initial steps in the procedure. One day post-surgery, Dr Green called personally to see how my son was doing. It’s a comfort to have that level of doctor-patient interaction. I would recommend Goodove Oral Surgery for your oral surgery needs.

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    Elisa K.
  • I really appreciate this oral surgeon office. I had an impacted wisdom tooth removed by laughing gas. Was extremely nervous but the procedure was super smooth. Dr. Z was amazing. My wisdom was removed in as little as 15-20 minutes. I will be coming back.

    Prayerfully my healing process goes even smoother! Would totally recommend.

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    Angelique J.

    I have been here a few times to get a tooth pulled. Dr Goodove is amazing, each time has been pain free and the staff is great. They all make you feel comfortable and treat you as if you are family. I will always go here and highly recommend them. A big thanks to all there.

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    William J.

    The staff at Goodove Oral Surgery in Chesapeake were exceptional. Dr. Zagursky and Neketa were compassionate, fast, and efficient. If I had more wisdome teeth to be pulled, I would certainly visit them. Thank you both for making me comfortable, answering my questions, and providing quality and safe patient care.

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    dana l.
  • Caring & friendly staff starting at the front desk and continuing with every employee of Dr. Peter Zakursky. I saw an oral surgeon for an issue that I was having (along with a lot of pain) on Taylor Road and that doc(won’t mention his name at 4053 Taylor Rd) said he could schedule me for 6 weeks later to fix it and said my pain shouldn’t be that bad. I then called Dr. Zakursky at Goodove Oral Surgery and told them what was going on and that I was in a lot of pain. They scheduled me for a consultation the next morning and once I got in there, Dr. Zakursky and staff moved their schedule around to take care of me that day. The front desk & Dr Zakursky called the following day to see how I was doing. The entire staff is professional, caring, friendly and put their patients first. I highly recommend Dr Zakursky and his team for any oral surgery needs. They are AMAZING!!

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    Mark O.

    My name is Brynn W. I normally don’t do the review thing but this time I felt like I needed to. I came to Goodove Oral Surgery a couple of weeks ago for an extraction. I was extremely nervous. I was put at ease by Amber and Dr Zagursky. They was very comforting during my whole procedure. I didn’t realize the tooth was even out. Amber explained everything that I could expect after an extraction and she answered every question I had. She also called me later that day to make sure I was doing ok and to see if I had anymore questions. She was exceptional. The whole office was extremely professional and nice. I would recommend everyone to come here for their dental needs.

    Bre W. Avatar
    Bre W.

    Highly recommend. After filling out the paper work I was called back shortly. Dr. Goodove did a quick examination and then he and the nurse explained my options for wisdom teeth removal. They were extremely patient with me as I asked many questions about the procedure before leaving.

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    Jamie F.
  • Very good directon, very friendly

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    david b.

    Scott and Kelley were great. They explained everything that was going to happen. Gave me the right amount of Novocain so that I wouldn't feel any pain, but not so much so that my fell onto the floor. I don't like that either. His office has also helped me navigate the loss of my job and using Cobra to retain my insurance, and the coordination of my benefits. The only drawback is that there isn't handicapped parking near the door to his office.

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    Rebecca W.

    The office took me quickly because I was in pain. They were so organized in the office. The doctors assistant was absolutely super. She was caring and so professional. Talked with me because I was scared and nervous. Can't say enough about her. Doctor did a good job and cared enough because I came such a long distance. No problems after surgery. Followed all directions for a good recovery.

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    Vuokko T.
  • Amazing and prompt, safe, painless . Loved it! You get my vote. Highly Recommend.

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    Darryl ..

    Dr. Goodove and the nurse, staffs are amazing. I removed my wisdom teeth while awake, I was so nervous but the nurse tried to make me calm while being friendly. Dr. Goodove did wonderful job on my wisdom teeth extraction. He is very skilled and professional.

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    ꧁༒ৡR͓̽a͓̽y͓̽ レ.

    Sorry not this location they probably are great left review for wrong location! So sorry guys.

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    A G.
  • Kind of a hassle with all the COVID 19 precautions, but I'm glad they try so hard to keep everyone safe. They do a great job easing the "white knuckle flight" that many of us experience in a dental chair. Procedure and options discussed at length at initial visit, and they actually listen to you as the patient. Procedure was painless. Post operative instructions were thorough. Don't know how it could be any better (other than not needing the service to begin with).

    Chuck R. Avatar
    Chuck R.

    Fast and thorough. I can't speak for anyone else; it was painless for me. Thank you Dr. Zagursky and staff.

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    Star J.

    I had a very wonderful experience at this office. Dr. Zagursky made sure that I was comfortable and explained everything that he was doing. Neketa went above and beyond. I would recommend this office to anyone that needs a procedure done.

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    Hope J.
  • Check in was fast if you filled out the forms online before your appointment. Staff was friendly and i was called in the back within 5 minutes. Once in the room, consultation was quick and straight to the point. Dr Goodove explained everything. I was able to get an appointment the next day for surgery. It was all over within 20 minutes and i had no pain at all afterwards. Three days later and i have not taken any pain pills that was prescribed. Best experience ever. Definitely above 5 stars

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    camesha c.

    Staff very professional and caring. My 11yo grandaughter had to have a tooth pulled. Very impressed with the fact that they called later in the day to check on her.
    P.S. My only concern was the fact I didn't know until they were taking her back that I couldn't go with her. She has anxiety disorder. I am a retired Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and would not have been bothered to be with her during the procedure. Her regular dentist always let's me be in the room for any procedures.They did promise if she had any issues they would come get me. The front desk receptionist even went back during the procedure to check on her so I really appreciated that. Only other thing is the online new patient form. It is not at all set up for a child as a patient.

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    Terry P.

    I was a little nervous because I don't like needles. But after that it was like sitting in your car while your getting your tires changed.. Some jurking and some sounds but completely painless!! Maybe it was the nitro that let me relax fully and no pain really made the difference.. And don't get me started on the staff. Amber!! Omg she was so informative and super easy to talk to. The rest of the staff were very polite as well. Thanks Goodove Oral Surgery!!

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    Amanda A.
  • My son had his wisdom teeth pulled by Dr. Goodove and we drove in from Richmond to see him! Everyone at the office was super friendly and professional. Procedure was quick also - we were in and out in less than an hour, and we heard from the office several times the following week to check on him.

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    Allison H.

    Procedure was very smooth. The sugeon came in, numbed me up, and pulled my tooth out. It was so smooth I hadn't even realized that he had finished. The whole process maybe took 15 minutes. His assistant was the cherry on top. She explained everything to me and was clear on describing my issue as well as steps to take on after care. I will recommend this team for anyone.

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    Nathaniel H.

    I was referred to Dr. Goodove after another doctor failed to numb my mouth to pull out a back tooth. I explain to his staff my situation and they were fast getting me an appointment even put me on a waiting list in case of a cancellation. During my consultation he and his staff were friendly and professional. Dr Goodove examined my mouth and said he did not have to put me to sleep to pull this tooth. He would just numb my mouth if that was ok with me. I was scared because of my previous experiences with two other dentists but I said ok. I really didn’t want to be put to sleep for one tooth. He gave me instructions on what to do before my appointment and in less than a week he pulled my tooth. He was fast and I didn’t feel a thing. If I have to have anymore major work done to my mouth I will surely be quick to call his office.

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    Tonya M.
  • I was very pleased with my experience having a tooth extracted. I am 68 and this was the first tooth I have had pulled. I was very nervous but didn’t need to be. Everything went well.

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    Mary D.

    Dr Goodove and his staff took extra care and time with My Special Needs Adult Daughter. Dr Goodove and his staff explained everything to her and restored her dental health. We are Thankful for Dr Goodove and his staff....They are Awesome !!! 😉

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    Mignon C.

    Dr. Goodove and his staff were once again great from start to finish. My daughter had her wisdom teeth removed and everything went smoothly. This is my second daughter to have this procedure here and I will definitely be bringing my youngest here as well. Would definitely highly recommend Dr. Goodove Oral Surgery.

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    Margot M.
  • Sorry not this location they probably are great left review for wrong location! So sorry guys.

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    Brytnee D.

    Thank you Nikita for taking great care of my son. Definately will be coming back and ponting others in your direction 5 star denistry

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    [][][]Calvin [.

    I am so glad I came to your office.I was in so much pain. I was very happy with the the ladies in this office.They were the best part of my visit.They were always very nice and always smiling.They were just fantastic. And the surgeon was excellent. And very nice and professional.Thank you all for the best service,ever. God Bless You all.

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    A G.
  • Total Pros! I had an emergency during the quarantine and Dr Goodove was able to see me. They had me in and out quickly while making me feel safe with their strict adherence to COVID hygiene protocols. 24 hours later my mouth is healing well and I have no pain. Highly recommend Dr Goodove and his top notch staff!

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    John W.

    We had an awesome experience with the entire team at Goodove. My daughter had her wisdom teeth removed today & they were amazing with her. They kept her comfortable and talked her through everything. The nurse in the room was super sweet. Thanks for everything guys. Jada Miller.

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    Jada M.

    Dr. Goodove and the ladies in the back were absolutely wonderful! I highly recommend him. What a pleasant, professional, caring practice. What a great experience! Thanks Dr. Goodove! Mary J Stokes

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    Mary W.
  • Excellent office staff! Surgery took a total of 20 minutes. So fast and pain free. Thank you Tanika for your great assistance!

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    S B.

    I was afraid to have my wisdom tooth pull but the surgeon made me feel very comfortable during the procedure. I really recommend this facility, everyone was very nice. Awesome!

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    A G.

    I'm a bit nervous about dental work. I came for an evaluation and it turned out that I needed a broken molar removed. The procedure was quick and aside from a slight bit of pressure, I never felt a thing! Since I have a rather crowded mouth, I elected not to replace the tooth, but I am thrilled that it has been prepared in a way that I can have an implant later if I change my mind. I will definitely go back to Dr. Goodove if I ever need an oral surgeon again. What a great experience!

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    A G.
  • Because of Covid19, office procedures are a little different. It's obvious they are committed to ensuring everyone feels safe. They have rearranged their waiting room, limited the number of patients allowed in the room and masks are required. There is a short medical form to complete and they are checking patient temperatures. Dr. Zagursky removed a wisdom tooth for me and the procedure was quick and almost pain-free. There was some discomfort from the local anesthetic, but it was minimal. Throughout the procedure Dr. Zagursky showed concern for my comfort. The hygienist explained pre and post surgery procedures and made sure I understood what was being done and what I could expect post op. I am very satisfied with the precautions they are taking during this Covid19 outbreak and my treatment as a patient by all involved was excellent. I would recommend this office to friends and family.

    Deborah W. Avatar
    Deborah W.

    Dr Goodove is a great Oral Surgeon and I would highly recommend him for any procedure. I especially appreciate that Dr Goodove makes sure that I am never in any pain.
    (My experiences were Tooth Removal, Dental Implant, lancing swelling, and removing scar tissue from inside my cheek)
    My experiences with Dr. Goodove and his staff began earlier this year when I had a root canal fail and ended up referred to have the swelling drained. Unfortunately the tooth could not be saved. During a pandemic is the worst time to have a problem with everyone shut down. Dr Goodove and his staff especially Carrie went above and beyond to help me. They kept in contact with me during the shut down (thank you Carrie) and called me in to the office (which was closed) to remove the tooth.
    This week I have begun the dental implant process and my experiences with Dr Goodove, Carrie, Amy and the entire staff has been consistent since I first met them several months ago. All of them have been professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate. Thank you.

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    Danyelle R.

    I am very pleased. No surgery is fun but Dr. Zagursky made it bearable. I was very embarrassed & humiliated with my teeth. He made me feel very comfortable about myself. He has a down to earth easy to talk too type of personality. I can not praise him enough for the quality of his work & bedside manners! THANK YOU! I highly recommend Goodove Oral Surgery to anyone in need.

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    David P.
  • My experience at Goodove Oral Surgery was a great one! The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I have true confidence in Dr. Goodove and his staff that I was being well taken care of.

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    Jennifer R.

    They removed 3 of my wisdom teeth today, I got the gas option and it was well worth it. I live in Franklin and I drove all the way to the Virginia Beach location because of the reviews. I have HORRIBLE anxiety and I freaked out while he was numbing me and they helped calm me down and talked to me the whole time. They are very caring the nurse & the doctor! Im surprised because the doctors usually don’t care it’s always the nurses but this surgeon was AWESOME a huge thanks to y’all. I would recommend y’all to anyone! God bless!

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    Destiny C.

    I have been 100 percent happy with Goodove Oral Surgery. I continue to go there for any dental work.
    It has been a blessing. It’s not something that any of us look forward to but when needed, without a doubt I would return to Goodove Dental.
    MariBeth Dagenhart

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    MariBeth D.
  • Thank you for making my daughter feel so comfortable for her first dental shot/surgery! You guys were awesome!!!

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    beverlee w.

    Best experience ever...The surgeon showed he genuinely care about how I felt and pain management. His assistant Neketa was awesome she help me stay calm and let me know what was going on through out the whole surgery...Thank you

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    Cecile ..

    At the age of 69, I had to have one of my wisdom teeth removed, during my consultation and during the actual removal the doctor and the staff was very respectful and courteous, they made me feel as if I had been a patient of theirs for twenty years everyone was very professional and caring. During my prep and the removal, a young lady (NeKeta) was so kind and friendly that she made the procedure a delight during what I thought was going to be a bad day for me ... She is what customer/patient service should be everywhere ... Thank You “Goodove”

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    Solomon P.

TMJ Disorders

 

TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders are a family of problems related to your complex jaw joint. If you have had symptoms like pain or a “clicking” sound, you’ll be glad to know that these problems are more easily diagnosed and treated than they were in the past. These symptoms occur when the joints of the jaw and the chewing muscles (muscles of mastication) do not work together correctly. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the name for each joint (right and left) that connects your jaw to your skull. Since some types of TMJ problems can lead to more serious conditions, early detection and treatment are important.

 

No one treatment can resolve TMJ disorders completely and treatment takes time to become effective. Drs. Goodove and Berry can help you have a healthier and more comfortable jaw.

 

Trouble With Your Jaw?

 

TMJ disorders develop for many reasons. You might clench or grind your teeth, tightening your jaw muscles and stressing your TM joint. You may have a damaged jaw joint due to injury or disease. Injuries and arthritis can damage the joint directly or stretch or tear the muscle ligaments. As a result, the disk, which is made of cartilage and functions as the cushion of the jaw joint, can slip out of position. Whatever the cause, the results may include a misaligned bite, pain, clicking, or grating noise when you open your mouth or trouble opening your mouth wide.

 

Do You Have A TMJ Disorder?

 

  • Are you aware of grinding or clenching your teeth?
  • Do you wake up with sore, stiff muscles around your jaws?
  • Do you have frequent headaches or neck aches?
  • Does the pain get worse when you clench your teeth?
  • Does stress make your clenching and pain worse?
  • Does your jaw click, pop, grate, catch, or lock when you open your mouth?
  • Is it difficult or painful to open your mouth, eat, or yawn?
  • Have you ever injured your neck, head, or jaws?
  • Have you had problems (such as arthritis) with other joints?
  • Do you have teeth that no longer touch when you bite?
  • Do your teeth meet differently from time to time?
  • Is it hard to use your front teeth to bite or tear food?
  • Are your teeth sensitive, loose, broken or worn?

 

The more times you answered “yes”, the more likely it is that you have a TMJ disorder. Understanding TMJ disorders will also help you understand how they are treated.

 

Treatment

 

There are various treatment options that our doctors can utilize to improve the harmony and function of your jaw. Once an evaluation confirms a diagnosis of TMJ disorder, our doctors will determine the proper course of treatment. It is important to note that treatment always works best with a team approach of self-care joined with professional care.

 

The initial goals are to relieve the muscle spasm and joint pain. This is usually accomplished with a pain reliever, anti-inflammatory, or muscle relaxant. Steroids can be injected directly into the joints to reduce pain and inflammation. Self-care treatments can often be effective as well and include:

 

  • Resting your jaw
  • Keeping your teeth apart when you are not swallowing or eating
  • Eating soft foods
  • Applying ice and heat
  • Exercising your jaw
  • Practicing good posture

 

Stress management techniques such as biofeedback or physical therapy may also be recommended, as well as a temporary, clear plastic appliance known as a splint. A splint (or nightguard) fits over your top or bottom teeth and helps keep your teeth apart, thereby relaxing the muscles and reducing pain. There are different types of appliances used for different purposes. A nightguard helps you stop clenching or grinding your teeth and reduces muscle tension at night and helps to protect the cartilage and joint surfaces. An anterior positioning appliance moves your jaw forward, relives pressure on parts of your jaw and aids in disk repositioning. It may be worn 24 hours/day to help your jaw heal. An orthotic stabilization appliance is worn 24 hours/day or just at night to move your jaw into proper position. Appliances also help to protect from tooth wear.

 

What About Bite Correction Or Surgery?

 

If your TMJ disorder has caused problems with how your teeth fit together, you may need treatment such as bite adjustment (equilibration), orthodontics with or without jaw reconstruction, or restorative dental work. Surgical options such as arthroscopy and open joint repair restructuring are sometimes needed, but are reserved for severe cases. More than likely, our doctors won’t consider TMJ surgery unless the jaw can’t open, is dislocated and non-reducible, has severe degeneration, or the patient has undergone appliance treatment unsuccessfully.

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