An unbalanced bite not only makes speaking and chewing more difficult, it can also cause persistent jaw pain, inflammation, and headaches.
Garland and Logan, UT, oral surgeon Dr. Gregory E. Anderson offers bite guards and oral surgery to help alleviate discomfort.
Learn more about temporomandibular disorders and how our TMJ treatment services can improve your quality of life.
Do I Need Surgery?
Typically, your treatment will begin with a bite guard. If it does not provide relief within six months, you will likely need oral surgery to alleviate your pain. Both treatments are typically covered by insurance. Our oral surgeon, Dr. Anderson, has operating privileges at multiple hospitals, making treatment more convenient for you.
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 temporomandibular joint becomes eroded, or the cartilage is damaged.
Let's take a closer look at how temporomandibular disorders occur...
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.
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.
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. Temporomandibular disorder treatment can reduce or even eliminate these symptoms, allowing you to enjoy life to the fullest.
Dr. Anderson Provides Quality Surgical Care To Treat Your TMJ
In the event that a bite guard does not alleviate your TMD, oral surgery may help.
Once six months have passed, you can consider oral surgery to improve your TMJ symptoms. This procedure is done under general anesthesia, so that you do not feel any discomfort during your treatment.
You also have a trusted oral surgeon ready to help: board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Anderson. He has operating privileges at several hospitals–Logan Regional, Bear River Valley, Cache Valley, and Brigham City Community, providing you flexibility and convenience during your treatment.
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!!"
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!View On Google
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!!View On Google
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 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:
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. It's widely believed that genetics, arthritis, jaw movement, 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.
How do I know if I need treatment?
Get Professional Help at Our Logan Office If You are Experiencing Certain Symptoms
Patients diagnosed with TMD have frequent headaches from excessive tension in the jaw. This tension often radiates outward, causing back, shoulder, or neck pain.
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.
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 on your temporomandibular joint condition.
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.
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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.View On Google
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.View On Google
How to Prepare for TMJ Surgery
Utah Patients Trust Dr. Anderson To Treat Their Temporomandibular Disorders
Dr. Anderson has wonderful bed side manner and always lets me know the pros and cons. Very intellectual and listens to your wants and needs and fears. He makes you feels safe and explains the procedures as he does them. His staff is well trained and very nice and understanding of situations and makes you feel at home I highly recommend him to anyone. Thanks againView On Google
The staff was all wonderful and kind!
If I had a problem he was on the ball to help with my needs and they were awesome to schedule and appointment to get me in quickly and to my schedule the best they could.
People All Over the Country Can Benefit From TMD Treatment
If You're One of the 12% of Americans With TMD Dr. Anderson Can Help You Find Relief
From trouble opening your mouth to intense pain, temporomandibular disorders can affect every moment of your life.
Though the discomfort radiating from your jaw joint can leave you feeling isolated, it may help you to know that 12% of Americans also struggle with TMJ issues and TMD.
If you experience problems with your temporomandibular joint, there's also someone who can provide you with the TMJ care you need: Dr. Anderson.
After your consultation and X-rays of your jaw joint, he may confirm a TMJ diagnosis — and begin your TMD treatment.
Ready to take control of your TMJ issues? Contact our Logan office or call
Dr. Anderson can help you find treatment for your jaw or facial pain.
What If I Don't Have TMJ Problems?
It can be discouraging and stressful trying to find a diagnosis, especially if you're in pain.
Even if you don't have TMJ problems or a TMD, you may have another condition that needs treatment.
Fortunately, Dr. Anderson is also qualified to diagnose and treat fractures and facial injuries.
So, even if you don't have TMJ, you may still find the answers and care you need with our Logan area team.