Our Philosophy on TMJ Disorders
Treatment of this issue varies greatly in dentistry and all theories claim some level of success. This office is well versed in the historical forms of dental treatment which focus on varying extents on two areas; how teeth touch and muscle behavior. The term of TMJ identifies where these structures are, between the temporal and mandibular bones. The joint part of TMJ identifies what it is, a joint. Our TMJ dentist in Howell, Michigan believe better answers can be found in the Orthopedic and Osteopathic worlds of joint care.
In our 25 years of using their principals, we believe them to be valid when applied to the TMJ's as well. Global symptom relief can and usually does involve other musculoskeletal care and we are fortunate to be well partnered with experts in that field through Dr. DiStefano's affiliation with the Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine. We are also partnered with several physicians who are able to approach auto immune issues, sleep dysfunctions, surgical interventions, and neurologic issues when necessary. Restoring health in long standing chronic cases involve several of these areas.