TMJ / TMD Therapy In Covington, WA

We Treat Your Jaw Pain at the Source

TMJ, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction, is a disorder where you face encounter difficulty moving the small, complex joint that allows your lower jaw to move in all directions. Due to TMJ, you may struggle during daily activities such as talking, chewing and yawning. Dr. Baptista Kwok gives you expert care for TMJ-TMD therapy in CovingtonWA.

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TMJ / TMD Therapy In Covington, WA<br />

Diagnosis & Treatment of TMJ Disorder

TMJ disorders are often the result of trauma, overuse, and para-function (non-useful or unnecessary jaw movements) like clenching, grinding, and sleep disorders including sleep apnea. If left untreated this disorder can have a detrimental impact on your daily life and will only worsen. It is important to seek professional health advice if you are experiencing these symptoms. Our Covington dentists can help you get jaw pain relief.

Equilibrations / Occlusal Adjustments

Dr. Kwok provides Occlusal adjustments and treatment that involves adjusting your bite. The goal of these adjustments is to create a better alignment between the top and bottom teeth, thus improving your TMJ and related headaches. Occlusal splints can be used to treat a number of conditions, including Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), teeth grinding (bruxism), and misaligned teeth.
TMJ / TMD Therapy In Covington, WA
TMJ / TMD Therapy In Covington, WA

Occlusal Splints

In case of serous TMJ-TMD disorder, you may need occlusal splints or oral bone grafting which involves oral surgery. Dr. Kwok creates Occlusal splints that fit over the occlusal and incisal surfaces of the teeth. Dr. Baptista Kwok takes care to understand your oral discomfort and is able to help you feel at ease during your visits to Covington Complete Dentistry.

Our Occlusal splints work by repositioning and holding the jaw in position, thereby preventing TMJ-TMD further aggravating and gives you immediate resolution.