TMJ Therapy in Helena, MT

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the spot where your jaw connects to your skull to allow you to open and close your jaw smoothly. Sometimes the TMJ is damaged or injured, causing a debilitating condition called temporomandibular joint disorder or dysfunction (TMD). If you are having pain or hearing noises when you open your jaw, then schedule an appointment with Dr. Sean Melton to see if you have TMD. At his practice, Melton Dental in Helena, MT, Dr. Melton utilizes advanced tools to diagnose and care for your TMD to relieve pain. Your TMJ treatment will be based on the cause of your TMD and your particular condition, but a few options are oral appliances (night guards or mouth guards), bite adjustment, dental restorations, and much more.

To help diagnose a temporomandibular disorder, Dr. Melton will carefully listen and understand your concerns before performing a physical exam. Throughout the exam, he will evaluate how your jaw moves and search for indications of misalignment, teeth grinding, and jaw clenching. He will also feel the jaw and surrounding area for any swelling and tenderness. Dr. Melton might order digital x-rays of your lower face or an analysis of your bite to look for underlying causes that will determine your therapy method. Based on the examination, he will go over your treatment choices that may incorporate a dental appliance, orthodontics, or dental restorations (crowns or bridges).

At Melton Dental, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) treatment features multiple perks to allow Helena, MT individuals to achieve enhanced quality of life. These benefits encompass:

  • Decreasing acute aches and discomfort related to TMJ disorders
  • Enhancing jaw utilization and mobility
  • Soothing neck pain, headaches, facial pain, and earaches
  • Minimizing the noise of jaw snapping or cracking
  • Promoting improved sleep
  • Minimizing the likelihood of further oral complications
  • Minimizing stress and anxiety levels connected to persistent pain
  • Elevating a patient's overall wellness

Such kind people! the job got done quick and easy. I felt comfortable and couldn’t appreciate them enough!

J.L. Google

Very professional, kind, caring & painless. Both Dr. Melton & Mae are the absolute best!

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Our Adult Special Needs son recently saw Dr Melton & his staff. They were more than kind & interested in making Jason’s visit as comfortable as possible. Thank You so much.

L.A. Google

I had an emergency during a holiday weekend and they were the only office between Helena and Bozeman that would help. Since that time, I’ve been going to Dr. Melton. He’s thorough and makes sure there is no pain during procedures. His staff is wonderful too. Highly recommend!

C.M. Google

I have been coming to Melton Dental for Care a few years now. There is a reason Why I stay getting care from here; Staff has always been amazing and they always make sure I am comfortable and I always feel heard. My teeth are well taken care of! Thank You Melton Dental Staff for being professional and considerate of my needs!

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Pain in your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can make it tough to eat, talk, and enjoy your life. Since there are lots of possible causes, symptoms, and remedies for temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), schedule an appointment with Dr. Sean Melton at his practice in Helena, MT. He will give you a detailed examination before your diagnosis and discuss treatment choices. Contact our team at Melton Dental to get more information, and plan an appointment.

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