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The temporomandibular joints (TMJs) serve an important function by holding both sides of the lower jawbone to the skull. If these ligaments and muscles do not work properly, TMJ disorder (TMD) can result. More than 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ disorder. Fortunately, TMD is highly treatable. Andrew R. Glenn, DDS, MD, offers mouth guards and oral splints to treat TMJ disorder at his dental practice in Lincoln, NE. When you undergo TMJ disorder treatment at our practice, you will be in expert hands. Dr. Glenn completed his general surgery internship at Truman Medical Center in 2004 and is affiliated with numerous dental and medical societies.
TMJ disorder can have detrimental health consequences if left untreated, ranging from loss of sleep to worn or cracked teeth. Once treated, however, patients can enjoy these benefits:
There are many signs that you may be suffering from TMJ disorder. It can sometimes be difficult to diagnose TMD, since the symptoms are similar to those of other conditions. Dr. Glenn has more than ten years of professional experience diagnosing TMJ disorder. At our practice, we use advanced imaging technology, including a cone beam CT scanner, to accurately diagnose our patients’ conditions. During your visit, Dr. Glenn may look for these symptoms of TMJ disorder:
Good candidates for TMD treatment present one or more symptoms of the disorder and are committed to closely following treatment guidelines.
Nearly 90 percent of TMJ disorder cases can be successfully treated without surgery. Dr. Glenn offers the following treatment options:
Andrew R. Glenn, DDS, MD, has more than ten years of professional experience diagnosing TMJ disorder.
If you are experiencing pain or fatigue in your jawbone area, there is a chance you may have TMJ disorder. Left untreated, the symptoms are unlikely to subside. If you have concerns about the affordability of treatment, we accept CareCredit® payment plans. To schedule your appointment and begin treating your TMJ disorder, contact our office online or call (402) 421-3401.