TMJ Pain Relief
TMJ Pain Relief is the primary reason that most patients seek the help of a TMJ dentist. In the 1980s, Dr. Padolsky believed that positioning the lower jaw in its ideal position was the primary objective of treating TMJ disorders. However, as the years went on, he realized that the muscle pain, which was responsible for ninety percent of all patients problems, should be addressed first since this is the real reason that most patients visited him.
Fortunately, TMJ Pain Relief is usually achieved within one to six weeks of TMJ treatment. A lower soft appliance is constructed which supports both jaw joints and allows the jaw muscles to relax. It's worn 24/7 for one week, only to be taken out for eating and then immediately replaced. This gives the jaw muscles a full week to recover and recuperate from years of abuse.
After TMJ Pain Relief has be accomplished, the bad bite, which is usually the primary source of the problem, can be more comfortably treated. Getting rid of the pain quickly establishes a good doctor and patient relationship. This is essential if additional more complicated TMJ care is performed.
Dr. Mark Allan Padolsky is an Atlanta TMJ Dentist who enjoys helping his patients. Of course, you are welcome to join his family of patients. He offers both initial ( Phase 1 TMJ treatment ) TMJ Pain Relief treatment and can also restore the bite if a patient desires it ( Phase 2). If you have a TMJ problem and would like schedule a TMJ consultation with Dr. Padolsky, please call 404-876-8123 to schedule your appointment.