One of the most difficult parts of TMJ disorder treatment or any kind of medical treatment is finding a good doctor or dentist. Diagnosing the disorder is difficult given the variety of symptoms it has and how it can correlate with a whole lot of other illnesses. If you are looking for a TMJ Specialist in Greenwood, Indiana, Dr. Reese can help. With over 25 years of experience under his belt, he can correctly diagnose your symptoms and work with you and coordinate with other specialists on how to best treat your problem. Dr. Reese is an Indianapolis holistic dentist and he coordinates treatment of TMJ disorders with physical therapists and chiropractors. Usually, a dentist is the first health professional to consult. In fact, patients who experience popping, clicking, or pain in the jaw joint will often call their dentist first. To check for TMJ disorder, Dr. Reese will ask about symptoms, take a medical and dental history, and examine the head, neck, face, teeth, and jaw.
TMJ disorders can be just a nuisance -- or it can be a life-altering problem. It has been shown to be closely linked to posture and digestive problems too. Getting someone to help you should be your priority.
How to Find a TMJ Specialist in Greenwood, Indiana (Or in Your Area)
Research within your area.
When it comes to TMJ disorders, there is no board certification and many primary care doctors may not know who to refer to. If your primary care physician does not know where to send you, do a search on Google for TMJ disorder specialists or the type of doctor you are looking for in the closest big city.
If you live or have recently moved to Indianapolis, Greenwood, Shelbyville, Martinsville, or Southport, consider Dr. Reese for a TMJ disorder consult. Dr. Reese has been involved in the treatment and alleviation of painful joint conditions for many years. Because of his experience and training in the reconstruction of smiles and teeth, the proper function and role of healthy joint function and mobility has allowed him to help many patients suffering from years of ‘muscle tension headaches’, unexplained head and neck pain, or diagnosed TMJ problems that has not responded to previous treatment. Usually, Dr. Reese can recommend a treatment plan like BruxGuard to help efficiently and effectively reduce pain, prevent permanent damage to the teeth, and reduce clenching as much as possible. He also recommends TMJ posture exercises you can do at home to help correct your posture that usually alleviates TMJ disorder symptoms.
Know your needs and what is important to you.
Do you want medical care that helps you make decisions and explains the choices you have in treatments for your TMJ? Or, a TMJ dentist or doctor who makes the decisions for you without any discussion as to what the different choices were? Or would you like something in between?
Dr. Reese will always explain what is happening and what your options are. He believes communication is the key for a trusting relationship with his patients. He can recommend various treatment options and let you know its pros and cons – but still lets you decide.
Make sure to make an appointment with a dentist who is a member of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.
Dr. Reese is a TMJ Specialist in Greenwood, Indiana
Dr. Reese is a member of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and has been practicing dentistry for over 25 years. If you are suffering from head, neck, or jaw pain, please call Dr. Reese’s office at 317-882-0228 and ask for a TMJ consultation. We are located just north of Greenwood, Indiana on US 31 in Indianapolis.