TMJ Therapy

Have you been suffering from headaches, jaw pain, earaches, or difficulty chewing? Have you seen more than a few doctors seeking relief? Dr. Amason has been treating patients successfully just like you since 1994.

He is the 11th person in the country to be certified in a innovative new technique known as disclusion time reduction (DTR). DTR technology allows Dr. Amason to make infinitesimally small adjustments to your bite and elminate jaw pain completely. Not all patients are candidates for DTR, but Dr. Amason is also trained in traditional techniques which are both reliable and effective.

Call today and schedule a consultation so Dr. Amason can see what works best for you!

TMJ Referral Form

Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR)

 

DTR Actual Patient Testimonials

 

Appliance Therapy

The Tanner Appliance is one type of removable splint. Worn during the night, it shifts the jaw into correct position. Over time, the jaw joints become reprogrammed to their new position. The Tanner Appliance is one type of removable splint. The L. D. Pankey Institute www.pankey.org/ highly recommends this appliance to help most people deal with bruxism, tooth mobility, wear, recession, and periodontal disease. Pankey dentists worldwide provide Tanner Appliances to help protect their patients’ teeth and restorations from the destructive forces of nocturnal bruxism. This is far different from a simple NightGuard that merely provides a spacer between the teeth. The Tanner is designed to help relax the jaw muscles and reposition the jaw to its natural position. Worn during the night, it shifts the jaw into correct position. Over time, the jaw joints become reprogrammed to their new position. Most of our huge number of patients who wear the Tanner Appliance literally love it so much that they will not sleep without it in place. 

Bruxism Splint/NightGuard

Another option is NightGuard, a molded plastic mouthguard that fits over upper teeth. This appliance reduces teeth grinding, as well.

Click here to see a video about teeth grinding
Click here to learn more about Bruxism

Equilibration

The selective adjustment of teeth to establish a more harmonious relation between the jaw joint, muscles of occlusion, and the teeth. The L. D. Pankey Institute www.pankey.org/ teaches the practice of equilibration to help teeth function in a more advantageous and comfortable relationship to the jaw muscles and joint. This often relieves tension and decreases headaches, wear, mobility, and damage to the jaw itself. Dr. Amason can determine if equilibration is right for you.

Click here to see a video about how your teeth fit together
Click here to learn more about Occlusal Equilibration

 

Bite Evaluation Consult

Dr. Ben A. Sutter, DMD - One of Dr. Amason's teachers for DTR

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