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

Jody Noland

Outstanding care by Dr. Lane and Chelsea. The wonders of modern technology that are used at Vassey to create a crown in one visit are truly amazing! And Dr. Lane is the best!

Sean Hanna

Vessel Dental is hands down the BEST dental practice in Atlanta. Courteous and professional staff with cutting edge technology. You couldn’t pay me to go anywhere else!!!!

Paige Holbrook

Everyone is friendly and the care is exceptional. I've had nothing but positive experiences at Vassey. The staff is outstanding - they go above and beyond to make your dental visit comfortable and enjoyable

Megan Davis

Took my daughter in for a cleaning and extractions. Had a wonderful experience from start to finish. Even my 11yo daughter told me later she liked it at Vassey.

Melinda Long

We have enjoyed going to Vassey Dental for many years! (And who says that about their dentist?!) They treat you like family and make you feel so comfortable. Both our kids started their dental care at Vassey and we wouldn’t have it any other way!

Heather Mosher

Vassey Dental Partners are the best! I have been going for a few years now and Dr. Keyser and her assistant Michelle are wonderful. Everyone In the office makes you feel comfortable and welcomed. I also love how you never have to wait before your appointment!

Breanna Christen

Love this place and everyone there!! They are truly committed to patient care and making you feel like part of the Family!

Grace Gilbreath

Great office! All the staff are professional and truly awesome to work with. Dr Keyser is the best! Highly recommend!

Anh Do

I have been going for years with the same dentist, Brandy and Dr. Lane. Love them all and super nice every time I go. Very comfortable place, especially if you’re iffy about the dentist!

Jason Schultz

Love Vassey. Great dentists and hygienists.

Mark Anderson

I've always been one to avoid the dentist like the plaque. But 48 years later I can honestly say Dr. Naik has turned that on its head for me. He, his colleagues and staff are the nicest, most professional and understanding people you'll ever meet.

Crissy Russell

The hygienist that cleaned my teeth was AMAZING! She was so kind and did a really good job. Her name was Kayla Pope! She’s awesome!!

Dutch Zevenbergen

Sorry Lisa is no longer there, but was very pleased with Kayla

Lorene Greene

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Nancy Mullet

Love everything about Vassey Dental.

Melissa Nelms

I am always quickly seen. I can trust my appointment time is honored. Staff are friendly and helpful. It’s a pleasant place to go. It has changed my view of going to the dentist.

Halex Green

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Harrison Soles

I always have a good time here. 12/10 experience.

Rick & Pat Goss

I found my first visit to Vassey Dental Partners to be quite comfortable. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming and Dr. Mason seems like a great guy. I’m sure I’ll be well taken care of at Vassey.

Linda Rubino

Always a professional, productive and great experience!!

Shannon Curtin

Dr. Konwick is very attentive, great listener, caring, compassionate, and has excellent follow up skills.

MB Shad

I can honestly say Dr. Harrah and everyone at Vassey sets the bar above reach! We have been patients at Vassey since 2002. We moved to Alpharetta 2 years ago, but continue to drive to PTC for our dental care!

Jeff Williams

Very friendly and efficient doctors, hygienists and staff. My family and I have been going to this practice for 25 years. Absolutely the best.

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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.