TMJ Therapy

Few dentists in the Atlanta area are trained and experienced to treat Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD), a group of disorders that is often defined by poor range of motion and pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Our Peachtree City dental office is home to several highly qualified dentists who have special training in the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ Disorders.

We employ the latest techniques and treatments to find conservative options that alleviate painful symptoms, such as frequent headaches, and restore lasting balance to the occlusal system- and a comfortable and functional bite.

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF TMJ

The signs of TMJ Disorder are unique to the individual, making it a challenge for an untrained clinician to reach a diagnosis. Some of the more common signs or symptoms include:

  • Popping or clicking in the jaw
  • Locked jaw, difficulty opening the mouth
  • Pain when chewing, eating or opening wide
  • Frequent headaches or migraines
  • Soreness or tiredness in the face or jaw

TMJ THERAPY

Just as the symptoms of TMD are unique to the individual, so is the therapy. Instead of taking a one-size-fits-all approach, our dentists take time to carefully listen to the individual, evaluate their condition, and create a personalized treatment plan. We may use one or several therapies to reach the best possible solution. The first line of therapy is usually an evaluation of the individual’s lifestyle. In some cases, symptoms can be controlled by making changes to daily habits or incorporating stress management technique into their daily routine.

Other times, professional intervention is needed. Our dentists may use a mouth guard or a splint to bring the jaw joints into proper alignment. We may also perform bite correction procedures to change that alignment or fit of teeth. This could include removing or adding tooth structure through cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers or dental crowns. We also offer Invisalign for discreetly straightening crooked teeth.

New Patient
Experience

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Dentist Offices Peachtree City GA

Please contact our team if you would like to set up your initial appointment. Our New Patient Coordinator will guide you through what to expect for your first visit to include a full set of X-rays, a gum assessment, and a comprehensive exam with one of our doctors. She will speak with you about your concerns and match you with the best provider to accommodate your needs and ensure you have the best dental experience.

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Dentist Peachtree City GA

Determine a plan that works for you - Whether it is preventative care or cosmetic, our team will help you lay out the best path for you. After the initial exam, our doctors will walk you through your x-rays and intra-oral photos of your teeth, so that you can understand the current state of your oral health. In conjunction with your primary concern, we will walk through a few different treatment options, so that we can restore you to the best oral health.

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Dentist Peachtree City GA - New Patient Experience

Take Action. During your first treatment at Vassey Dental Partners, you will be prepared from start to finish. We take the time to answer any treatment questions, utilize a wealth of resources to make you comfortable in the chair, and prepare you for the estimated out of pocket costs prior to treatment. If you have dental anxiety, we will go over several options that will help you have the most comfortable dental experience as possible. Options include nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation, and IV sedation.

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Dentist Peachtree City GA - New Patient Experience

Follow Up & Long Term Care. Our goal is to take care of any necessary treatment and then to have you on scheduled recall visits to have your teeth cleaned. At this visit, we will monitor your periodontal health, complete periodic exams and annual xrays, so that we can diagnose conservative treatment.

Reviews & Testimonials

Josh Bloom

I needed an emergency appointment and they got me in that same day at 11am. Staff and Dr’s were absolutely fantastic.

Stephen Rossetti

An awesome dental facility. Very professional. Courteous personnel.

Melanie Gillum

They are very kind and professional. I was nervous about a particular procedure. They listened, made a few adjustments, and created a very comfortable experience for me. I highly recommend them!

Renee RobbinsBilal

Michelle and her assistant was AMAZING.. Thank you for the great service.

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Fabulous practice!

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Always friendly and professional!

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Amazing staff!! My children are all patients at Vassey and absolutely love everyone there. They started in Pre-K and now one is in college, a senior in High School & 8th grade. They say Vassey is a 10 outta 10 and would highly recommend!!

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I am really particular about my medical care. The Doctor and staff I met were great. I feel very comfortable allowing them to continue my dental care.

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I couldn't be happier with Vassey Dental! I'm a new patient and I feel I have found my place.

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Alexis Turner

Clean place. Absolutely very nice people. They were very kind to me and my son. Took time to explain my examination and answered questions. Looking forward to bringing my whole family here for dental care. Thank you.

Erin Sos

Clean, friendly and very accommodating

Shirley Daniel

Got me in for immediate care quickly! Super Nice!

SL

If I could give Dr Konwick 10 stars, I would! Dr. Konwick gets my highest recommendation! She takes her time, is a true professional, and she has my utmost confidence. I drive from Birmingham, to receive her outstanding care. My hygienist, Ashley, performed a very thorough cleaning as well. I trust my dental needs only to Dr Konwick and her team.

Sydney Burrell

I have been coming here for years now, and I’ve never had a bad experience. Everyone is always so kind and helpful. They will do everything they can to make sure you are as comfortable as possible and get the best care. Genuinely enjoy going for appointments.

Laura Watts

Great experience.

Ryan Foles

Super professional group. They’ve got more technology than I’ve seen at any other dental office. Staff was very hospitable.

Linda Brazeau

I am a new patient of Vassey Dental Partners. I found the staff to be friendly, welcoming and very helpful with the insurance process. Dr. Morgan gave a thorough exam and went over my treatment plan. He took the time to listen to and answer my concerns. He exuded a caring and unhurried demeanor. My hygienist was Kayla. She also was thorough and very sensitive to my comfort level. Best cleaning ever!!! Dr. Morgan and Kayla made me feel at ease and comfortable during my visits. I am very grateful for that!

Paul Koble

I would recommend vassey to anyone looking for a Dentist in the surrounding area

Carol Morris

Everyone is so kind and caring

jeneen Engle

Vassey dental is always a pleasant experience. The doctors and staff are professional and friendly! The team does an amazing job to make you feel comfortable and provide a quality experience every time!

Nika Angel

My appointment was August 4th, 2022. Before I went in, I said a prayer as I had not been to the dentist in many, many years because after a very bad experience, I have a fear of the dentist. When I walked in, I was greeted by the receptionist and then escorted to the back by Ms. Michelle. On the way to the back, Ms. Michelle and I talked, and she made me feel really comfortable. Before she did any treatments, I told her that the online reviews I had read, were absolutely true because I felt really comfortable and at ease. She took an x-ray and then Dr. Harrah came in. He discussed everything that was going on with my mouth. All the questions I had, which were a lot he answered, and then made sure I didn’t have any others. He was through and patient. He didn’t make me feel rushed or like a burden for asking questions. It was a great experience. If you haven’t been to the dentist in the while or have a fear of the dentist, PLEASE go to Vassey Dental Partners, as you will not be disappointed. Also, best of luck to Sophie. Sandra

Gordon McKenzie

Newly moved to PTC. Had a very positive first meet and greet with Dr Russel Harrah and his assistant Michelle. Thorough and complete review of my medical history and current oral condition giving concise explanations of noted concerns and potential treatment options. Listened to my thoughts and plotted a path forward to meet all needs. Very professional and friendly. Kudos to the Vassey team. Looking forward to their care.

MichaelR

My wife and I recently had our first visits to this wonderful practice. As a retired dentist of 37 years, I can say that this practice is state of the art with techniques, sterilization, and methods. I would add that in all of my years, I have never seen a practice with as many long-term employees who are genuinely happy to see patients. Their courtesy and professionalism are second to none. Having such a staff is a hallmark of a patient centered practice that treats its employees well. Peachtree City is fortunate to have such a wonderful place for dental care.

Kayla Sharp

I’m a new patient at Vassey & I will be here long term. They are great with communication , patient, explains all costs / procedures in detail so there is no confusion , the office is immaculate & overall everyone is incredibly kind! Love this place !

Nicole Tootle

I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Dr. Keyser and her assistant are fabulous.

Michele Parker

Been going for over 30 years. They are awesome!!

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FAQ

What is TMJ treatment?

TMJ or Temporomandibular Disorders result in pain when moving the jaw. This can also include popping or clicking sounds, locking of the jaw, headaches, or chronic pain in the face, neck, and jaw areas.

Depending on the symptoms of TMJ, our dentist will develop a customized therapy plan. Often a combination of treatments, including lifestyle changes, stress management, behavior changes, and the addition of mouthguards, splints, or bite correction options, are used to align the teeth and bring the jaw into the correct position to take the stress off the joint. Botox is effective at reducing migraines, headaches, and face pain associated with the condition.

How much does TMJ treatment cost?

There are several different treatment options for TMJ. Treatments start with an evaluation to determine if lifestyle changes, mouth guards, splints, bite correction procedures, or a combination of therapies are the best options. The individual cost of the therapy will vary based on the personalized approach and treatment methods.

Does insurance cover TMJ treatment?

TMJ treatment coverage depends on the specific insurance provider and the policy. It also depends on the specific condition that causes the pain. For example, medical insurance may cover TMJ treatment if there is an underlying issue such as arthritis or fibromyalgia.

Dental insurance may cover TMJ treatments if the cause is dental in nature, which is typically a result of bruxism or grinding and clenching of the teeth. Talking to your dentist and doctor will help determine which type of claim is best.