My dentist thinks I have TMJ, but he wants to send me somewhere else for treatment. I thought all dentists treated TMJ.
Michelle – Ohio
While all dentists can treat TMJ, some have more training in treating TMJ than others. It sounds like your dentist feels like you would get better care with another dentist in this case. What that tells me is you have a dentist who really wants to be certain you get the best care possible. That’s something to be lauded.
If your dentist didn’t recommend a specific TMJ dentist, I’ll give you a couple of things to look for. You want a dentist who’s had post-graduate training in TMJ.
Some great training to look for is Dawson Academy, the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), Spear, or the Kois Center. There are others too, but these are among the top.
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