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TMJ Treatment

An unbalanced bite not only makes speaking and chewing more difficult, it can also cause persistent jaw pain, inflammation, and headaches.

Dr. Gregory E. Anderson offers many types of TMJ treatment to help alleviate discomfort at our offices in Garland and Logan, UT.

Learn more about TMJ disorder, and how our services can improve your quality of life.

What Is TMJ Disorder?

Everyone has a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) on each side of the mouth, acting like a sliding hinge for the jaw. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) occurs when your bite is misaligned, the disc in the joint becomes eroded, or the cartilage is damaged.

Lets take a closer look at how this condition occurs...

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Why Patients Choose Us? Advanced TMJ Care

Comprehensive TMJ Care

Dr. Anderson has been in practice for 25 years, and he is the most established TMD treatment provider in the area. He uses advanced technology and several effective options to provide long-term relief.

Affordable Costs

We charge 20 to 25 percent less to make care available to as many patients as possible. We accept CareCredit financing and offer in-house financing; we don't charge a service fee if any type of payment is made monthly.

Accept Most Insurance Plans

We accept most insurance plans and Medicaid. With Medicaid, patients put 20 percent down and make payments on the balance; if the balance is paid every month, there is no service fee.

Immediate Relief

By eradicating the most common symptoms of this condition, including headaches, jaw pain, and facial pain, you can permanently address the discomfort that affects your day-to-day well being. Patients who receive care can also protect their jaw muscles and jaw joints from future progressive damage and strain.

Long-Term Health Benefits

When realigning your jaw, Dr. Anderson can protect your teeth from excessive wear and expensive restorative dental work. Additionally, if non-surgical options prove ineffective, surgical treatment can achieve longer-lasting relief than home remedies or over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications.

Enhanced Quality of Life

If you suffer from the debilitating symptoms of TMJ disorder, you know how they can affect your mood, prevent you from participating in certain activities, and undermine your overall quality of life. TMD treatment can reduce or even eliminate these symptoms, allowing you to enjoy life to the fullest

There are many therapies available to ease your discomfort...

How Treatment Can Provide Relief

Struggling with TMJ issues?
Here's why you should choose our Logan oral surgery practice...

"Dr. Anderson and his whole staff are amazing!!"

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Karina Zarco

2020

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Dr. Gregory and his wife are great people. Saw him after hours for a locked jaw and he went above and beyond making me feel comfortable and making sure I understood what caused it/ how to help it. Very friendly, very kind, very admirable. Glad I met him!

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Kelly O'Brian

2019

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Dr. Anderson and his whole staff are amazing!! They have always been delightful  and never let their bad mood show.  Dr.Anderson is short, sweet, and to the point but does not make you feel rushed at the same time!! If you ever find yourself in need of an oral surgeon, then I would highly recommend Dr. Anderson and his amazing staff!!

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Temporomandibular Joint Treatment Work with a Board-Certified Specialist

In addition to being fully trained in administering IV sedation, Dr. Anderson is a board-certified oral surgeon who has been practicing in Utah since 1994. Dr. Anderson's extensive background and advanced training allow him to treat a diverse range of dental health and jaw issues. Because he offers in-office surgical care, he can often treat your TMJ case without referring you to an outside specialist.

Our temporomandibular joint care is comprehensive, convenient, and can prevent long-term damage to your jaw muscles, teeth, and overall health. To relieve your discomfort and start enhancing your quality of life, visit one of our conveniently located offices in Garland or Logan, UT. Schedule an appointment online or:

Call Us: (435) 755-5000

Dr. Anderson and our team
Dr. Anderson and the team at Gregory E. Anderson PC.

What Causes TMJ Disorder?

A Combination of Factors

While the exact cause of a person's TMJ can be difficult to determine, pain may be due to a combination of elements. Its widely believed that  genetics, arthritis, and jaw injury can play a role in developing a TMD.

Diagnosing Your Unique Condition

When you visit our Garland or Logan, UT, dental offices, Dr. Anderson will perform a comprehensive examination to discover the underlying cause of your TMD, and prescribe the most effective method of therapy. 

Many people suffer from TMJ disorder...

You Could Have Undiagnosed TMD

TMD is extremely common. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research estimates that TMJ disorders affect over 10 million Americans. However, TMJ disorder has different causes, such as arthritis and injury, and results in different symptoms among patients. Further, many people don't even notice certain symptoms like bruxism (tooth grinding) or feel that their level of discomfort is not that serious.

However, undiagnosed TMD can have lasting effects on your oral health. That is why it is highly recommended that you schedule a consultation if you are experiencing symptoms, notice something different about your bite, or tend to excessively clench your jaw. After a thorough examination, Dr. Anderson can determine whether TMJ disorder treatment is the best course of action. 

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How do I know if I need treatment?

Get Professional Help  If You are Experiencing Certain Symptoms

Unexplained Pain

Patients diagnosed with TMD have frequent headaches from excessive tension in the jaw. This tension often radiates outward, causing back, shoulder, or neck pain.

Tooth Sensitivity

Clenching and grinding your teeth is a common symptom of TMD. If you notice tooth sensitivity or abnormally worn or loose teeth, you may be suffering from bruxism and TMJ disorder.  

Jaw Trouble

Some patients notice trouble chewing, speaking, or fully extending their jaw. If you notice a clicking noise when you open and close your mouth that is accompanied by discomfort, seek a professional's opinion. 

Worried about seeking treatment for your TMJ issues?

Relax: Many Therapies for TMD are Non-Surgical 

Splints and Injections

Many people experiencing TMJ pain hesitate to seek care because they are worried that treatment may require surgery. However, this is not always the case. Some temporomandibular joint pain can be alleviated with conservative options like splint therapy and steroid injections. 

Sedation Options for Your Comfort

If your unique case requires surgical intervention, you have no cause to worry. We help you relax by offering intravenous (IV) sedation at our Logan, UT, oral surgery practice. For more extensive procedures performed in a hospital setting, we also offer general anesthesia. 

 "I had been in pain and they took me right away and got the problem fixed"

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Alfonzo Aviles-Ortiz

2019

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This place was amazing. I had been in pain and they took me right away and got the problem fixed. They even called to make sure I was well after the procedure was done.

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Marjan Nyland

2020

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Dr. Anderson and his staff were very friendly and helpful. They answered my questions and gave very clear instructions for what to expect and do going forward.

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How to Prepare for TMJ Surgery

We understand that every TMJ sufferer wants to do their part in preparing for their upcoming temporomandibular joint treatment. How you prepare for your appointment will depend on what type of treatment you are undergoing. You can prepare for this appointment by creating a list of all your TMD symptoms. If Dr. Anderson determines that TMJ surgery is necessary, he will give you a detailed list of pre-operative instructions, which may include: 

Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking prevents complications and can expedite healing.

Fast

Don't eat or drink anything the night before the surgery so it doesn't interfere with anesthesia.

Arrange Transportation

Have a trusted family member or friend available to drive you home after TMJ surgery.
Dr. Gregory E. Anderson PC

Gregory E. Anderson PC

Dr. Anderson is an oral and maxillofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeon whose qualifications include:

  • Board Certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry
  • Diplomate of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

He is dedicated to helping patients in Logan, Garland, and surrounding areas overcome facial pain, injuries, and other conditions to improve their quality of life. Learn more about the specialized treatment he can provide by contacting our office online or calling (435) 755-5000.

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