TMJ Evaluation and Treatment

Many times people who have a jaw joint problem will say they have “TMJ.”  
Actually, everyone has “TMJ.” 
TMJ is the abbreviation for the right and left jaw joints, the Temporomandibular Joints.

Jaw joint problems can be the source of significant discomfort. If you experience popping, clicking or painful jaw joints or pain with chewing, headaches, neck pain and/or ear pain, Dr. Redford is a highly trained and experienced TMJ surgeon, as well as being extensively trained in non-surgical treatment of TMJ problems. He will be able to accurately determine if you have a TMJ problem and diagnose the extent of any problem you may have.

CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT IS ALWAYS the FIRST, BEST
and MOST OFTEN the TREATMENT of CHOICE

Conservative treatment in most cases can alleviate discomfort and prevent or reduce joint damage. In certain situations the jaw joint has become damaged beyond non-surgical treatment and arthroscopy or surgery is the recommended treatment, but in most cases non-surgical treatment is an option.

Dr. Redford’s evaluation and treatment allows patients with problems to possibly avoid unnecessary surgery or long, drawn-out treatments that can be expensive, painful and sometimes do more harm than good. He has found through years of treating TMJ problems both surgically and non-surgically, that many TMJ problems can be resolved by non-surgical treatment.

Many are not aware that evaluation, diagnosis and proven non-surgical treatment are all covered by most medical or dental insurance, TennCare, VA Medicaid, and Medicare.



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