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When you visit our office, you will be astonished by the new definition of dentistry. Visit Lower Columbia Oral Health for the effective TMD treatment you need to find long-lasting relief.
If you live with painful jaw joint disorders, you’re not alone. Call Lower Columbia Oral Health today for the care you need. Dr. Wise is a world-renowned TMD specialist with three master’s degrees and two dental patents. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about our life-changing TMD treatments.
Temporomandibular disorders, referred to as TMJ and TMD, are painful conditions that affect up to one-third of the adult population. While TMD and TMJ are used interchangeably, there is a difference. TMD refers to any diagnosable condition affecting the jaw joint, whereas TMJ refers to the joint itself.
The temporomandibular joint connects the jaw to the temporal bones (located in front of the ears). This joint allows the jaw the full range of motion needed to chew and speak. Problems with the temporomandibular joint are called TMD. TMD can affect one or both sides of the face.
Although TMD is a common condition, it doesn’t have any one specific cause. Few dentists have the training necessary to accurately diagnose and treat TMD, allowing it to go untreated for many years in some case. Injury to the jaw can cause TMD, as well as trauma to the head and neck. It can also be caused by:
TMD is painful and can last for many years if left untreated. The condition can present with a range of uncomfortable symptoms, including:
At Lower Columbia Oral Health, Dr. Wise treats TMD with the patented Wise Appliance. This device is proven to treat issues with the jaw joint, as well as tension headaches, much more effectively than traditional oral appliances or splints. While most dentists have been trained to treat TMD using these conventional devices, Dr. Wise doesn’t recommend them to our patients.
Holding three master’s degrees and extensive training in TMD and orofacial pain, Dr. Wise is a globally-recognized expert in his field. He developed the Wise Appliance to avoid traditional oral appliances, which can worsen the patient’s symptoms in some cases. To learn more about the Wise Appliance and how you can benefit from TMD treatment, call our office for a consultation with Dr. Wise.
Our entire exceptionally trained team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, quality dental care that you deserve. Contact us at (360) 216-0304 for your consultation today.