Occlusion and Jaw Joint Therapy
Occlusal Splint Therapy and Occlusal Adjusment
Dr. Santini and Dr. Fredrickson devote a significant amount of their time to the role of your occlusion, or bite. It is very common for patients to have problems from clenching and grinding, including joint/muscle pain, headaches, tooth wear and fractures, and temporomandibular disorders (TMD).
TMD has been linked to several different conditions, including jaw or head injuries, diseases affecting the muscles or joints (ie: arthritis), tooth grinding and stress. Our doctors will check your joints and muscles for tenderness, clicking, popping or difficulty moving. Xrays and models may also aid in diagnosis. A complete evaluation is recommended to determine how to best treat your condition.