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How do I know if my symptoms are caused by stress or TMJ?

What if my current dentist does not offer neuromuscular dentistry?

Will an oral appliance or bite guard relieve my pain?

What happens if TMJ is left untreated?

How do I know if my symptoms are caused by stress or TMJ?

You don’t! Only a qualified dentist can rule out TMJ as the culprit. TMJ symptoms can mimic signs of stress, and can be worsened by added stress. However, TMJ symptoms tend to be more frequent and severe than stress indicators. Schedule your TMJ consultation with Dr. Mulder today.

What if my current dentist does not offer neuromuscular dentistry?

dental spa grand rapidsFind a neuromuscular dentist in the Grand Rapids area that is able to diagnose and treat TMJ. You cannot hope for a solution to your pain unless you find a dentist who can first properly identify the source of your pain. Dr. Mulder is trained in TMJ and neuromuscular dentistry, and is skilled in finding which treatment is best for you. Neuromuscular dentists have undergone extensive training and have the diagnostic equipment needed for a thorough evaluation.

Will an oral appliance or bite guard relieve my pain?

The TENS treatment is used to help diagnose chronically strained muscles. The oral appliance, or splint, will be used afterwards, when the TENS information has allowed Dr. Mulder to design the right kind of splint for you. The purpose of the splint is to retrain the jaw to its new position, that is, to retrain the chewing muscles to the new bite.

What happens if TMJ is left untreated?

Depending on the severity of your jaw misalignment, TMJ may lead to increased pain, more frequent headaches, and unbearable tension. TMJ symptoms can affect your daily life, preventing you from doing a variety of activities, and breaking your concentration. Undiagnosed TMJ is not only painful, but can lead to tooth loss, bone damage, and muscle atrophy.

Learn more about TMJ from Grand Rapids neuromuscular dentist Dr. Jerry Mulder & Allyson Mulder. Call us at (616) 458-0631 or email our office today to schedule your smile evaluation.

 

TMJ & TMD Testimonials from Our Patients

 

TMJ Patient Video Testimonial #1 by Audrey B.     TMJ Patient Video Testimonial #5 by Michelle R.  
     
         
TMJ Patient Video Testimonial #2 by Amy L.     TMJ Patient Video Testimonial #5 by Natalie M.  
     
         
TMJ Patient Video Testimonial #3 by Robin L.     TMJ Patient Video Testimonial #6 by Nancy B.  
     
 
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5 star review“I discovered I had TMJ in 1987. I was grinding my teeth at night while sleeping. I also was experiencing jaw pain, migraines, clicking and locking of my jaw as a result of my TMJ. I had surgery in 1988 to alleviate the pain. In 2000 I was able to receive a jaw reconstructive surgery. The surgery was a huge success until 2014 when I started having pain, migraines and could not chew my food. I went to see Dr. Mulder who began treating me with therapy and a neuromuscular orthotic designed to realign my jaw. I immediately felt relief and after the 2nd treatment I could enjoy chewing food again! His treatment is working and I feel so much better. Thank you Jerry and your entire team for returning the pleasure of eating food back into my life and relieving me of all the jaw pain I was feeling.” – by Lupe S.
 
5 star review“I had some serious TMJ problems which, because of unusual spinal problems, promised to get more serious–something, I assure you, I did not want. Both my splint (worn at night) and my orthotic partial work perfectly to keep my jaw aligned regardless of my spinal condition.. This is great because I still have more spinal issues to get through (and am working hard on them). So the dental science is really good. And everyone here is top notch – spirited, friendly, timely, available, and open to questions” – Sandra W.
 
5 star review“The experience I’ve had at Dr. Mulder’s office was amazing! I came in with a terrible tough case of TMJ and after my treatment I left with un-surpassing care to get back to a normal life.” – Kevin B.
 
5 star review“I came to Dr. Mulder because of my jaw bothering me for months! I went to several doctors, they couldn’t figure out why my jaw was causing me the problems I was complaining about. I finally called Dr. Mulder because he had the experience and knowledge I needed. Finally, I had an answer, it was TMJ. He did several tests and had a neuromuscular orthotic made for me. My jaw pain and irritation is gone. I feel great now! I’m so thankful he could and did solve my issues!” – by Charles W.
 
5 star review“Very friendly office! I’ve been going there for TMJ issues and the results are amazing! I feel much better. No more migraines! ” – by Dawn N.
 
5 star review“I came to Dr. Mulder because of my jaw bothering me for months! I went to several doctors, they couldn’t figure out why my jaw was causing me the problems I was complaining about. I finally called Dr. Mulder because he had the experience and knowledge I needed. Finally, I had an answer, it was TMJ. He did several tests and had a neuromuscular orthotic made for me. My jaw pain and irritation is gone. I feel great now! I’m so thankful he could and did solve my issues!” – Robin R.
 
5 star review“I dealt with jaw pain for about 2 years which affected my performance in sports. On each treated for TMJ, I improved greatly in athletics and got rid of the daily headaches.” – Gabriella H.
 
5 star review“During the making of my bite, assistants were handling most of the job and I wondered if it would be any different than the other 2 bites that were made special for my TMJ . Came back for final fitting and using for next month. Results were amazing, my bite fit like a glove and after a few weeks it had already made a difference in relaxing my jaws.” – Donna A.
 
5 star review“Dr. Mulder is amazing. He has such a calming demeanor. He’s greatly improved my TMJ discomfort and popping. I highly recommend him to all!” – Kara R.
 
5 star review“I thought I was a sure candidate for phase 2 of the TMJ correction. I never thought simply moving your bite off the disc would be enough to get rid of my pain. This has been an amazing journey.” – Tamara D.
 
5 star review“I had severe pain in the left side lower jaw for about 4 years. It was bad enough that in order to eat I would have to take numerous pain pills. I went to my family doctor when it first started & over the next 4 years was sent to a couple of ENT’s who gave me pills to stop the pain, but didn’t work, I didn’t know what to do, then when I had my yearly appointment with my sleep apnea doctor, I mentioned the jaw pain I have & he told about Dr, Jerry Mulder, who he sometimes refers people to have appliances made & the rests is history. Since my first visit, which answered all my questions, I was fitted for a lower splint, the pain has been diminished . now I can eat normal without any pain pills. This is a total relief. I feel much better now. I would recommend Dr Mulder to anyone who has TMJ issues.” – Patrick K.
 
5 star review“My entire family sees Dr. Mulder, we love him and his entire staff! Not only do we have fabulous, healthy smiles, but Dr. Mulder has also helped us with special appliances for TMJ and sleep apnea. I will continue to recommend him to everyone I know!” – Natalie M.
 
5 star review“My specific case of TMJ was very difficult to treat. Years of my jaw being in the wrong position took its toll on me. Dr. Mulder was persistent in my treatment and my symptoms have drastically improved.” – Kristin V.
 

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