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TMJ Specialist in Pittsburgh

At Pittsburgh Dentist, we’re known for our specialist treatment of TMJ/TMJD

Achieving pain relief through whole-patient dentistry

The temporomandibular joint is what connects your jaw to the temporal bones in your skull, facilitating movement for talking, chewing, and yawning. When this crucial joint experiences dysfunction or disorder, it is known as TMJD. This condition can cause various discomforts, including jaw pain, difficulty chewing, aching around the ear, and even lockjaw. Millions of Americans deal with this pain, often unaware that these discomforts are linked to TMJD.

At Pittsburgh Dentist, we specialize in diagnosing TMJD and identifying the underlying issues that trigger pain. We offer personalized TMJD treatment that improve your jaw’s functionality while alleviating and even eliminating your pain.

Why Pittsburgh Dentist?

When you choose Pittsburgh Dentist, you’re choosing a clinic that is renowned for effectively treating TMJD. Our reputation is built on a solid foundation of successful patient outcomes, innovative treatment strategies using the latest technology, and a comprehensive approach to patient care. By addressing the root cause of your discomfort, we ensure lasting relief and improved quality of life.

  • Specialized Team – With a team of highly skilled professionals using state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and treatment techniques, we stand at the forefront of TMJD management. Our professionals are highly trained and have vast experience in managing and treating TMJ disorders, ensuring you receive the most effective care.
  • Individualized Treatment Plans – We firmly believe that each patient is unique. That’s why we design our treatment plans to align with your specific health condition and personal needs.
  • Advanced Technology – We use the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies and stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in the dental industry. Our commitment to technological advancement means that we provide the most effective, modern care available.
  • Long-Term Care – Our care for you doesn’t stop when your treatment does. We provide regular follow-up appointments and check-ups to monitor your progress and ensure a successful recovery.


Learn more about TMJ/TMJD and the treatments we offer below:

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TMJ Disorder

A deeper understanding of TMJD allows for early detection, which is often key to successful treatment. TMJD, characterized by pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and muscles controlling jaw movement, can significantly impact one’s quality of life. At Pittsburgh Dentist, we take the time to educate our clients about their TMJ disorder and next steps.

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TMJD Treatment

The primary goal of TMJD treatment is to alleviate pain, restore normal jaw function, and improve the patient’s overall quality of life. The appropriate treatment is dependent on each patient’s unique condition and specific needs. Ultimately, a successful TMJD treatment approach is one that is individualized to the patient.

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Dr. Alex DTR Therapy


Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR) Therapy is a method used to diagnose and treat issues related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and bite misalignment. It uses technology to measure and record the precise amount of time it takes for your back teeth to disclude or separate when your jaw moves from a biting position to a resting position.

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TMJD Symptoms & Prevention

TMJD typically presents various symptoms, including jaw pain, difficulty or discomfort while chewing, a clicking or popping sensation in the jaw, earache, facial pain, and even headaches. While TMJD might not be completely preventable, there are ways to reduce the risk and manage potential triggers.

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Personalized treatment plans for a life free of pain

Living a pain-free life, unhindered by the discomforts of TMJD, is not a distant dream but an achievable reality with the specialized treatments at Pittsburgh Dentist. Our dedicated and empathetic TMJ specialist team, led by the award-winning Dr. Alex, is committed to restoring the harmony of your jaw function and improving your quality of life.

Through our comprehensive approach, we aim not only to alleviate your immediate symptoms but to address the root cause of your TMJD, ensuring long-lasting relief. By leveraging cutting-edge diagnostic tools, personalized treatment plans, and innovative therapeutic strategies, we turn your journey toward health into a reassuring, empowering experience.

Schedule a consultation with a TMJ specialist today