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Chomiak Dental Associates | Will the TMD Symptoms Come Back? in Connellsville


Joseph J. Chomiak Jr., D.D. S.
215 North Pittsburgh Street | Suite B | Connellsville, PA 15425
Phone: 724-628-8110 | Fax: 724-628-8802

Will the TMD Symptoms Come Back?        


There is no guarantee that a relapse won’t recur over time, particularly without proper permanent stabilization.  Once the dysfunction is treated and neck and TMD stabilization has been established, it is important to support the muscles and joint in the new position to prevent future problems.  This is usually done through orthodontics (braces) to stabilize this new position.  In patients who have compromised or missing teeth, fixed prosthodontics (the replacement of teeth with crowns and bridges) is an alternative for stabilization.  Patients whose budget does not allow permanent stabilization with orthodontics or fixed prosthodontics can provide the same correction with a removable appliance similar to the orthotic worn which overlays the teeth like a partial denture to provide the newly supported position.  If the patient chooses not to go into phase II stabilization, mild cases can many times slowly be weaned from the appliance so it is worn only at night. More severe cases may require the patient to wear the orthotic permanently if they choose not to proceed with phase II permanent stabilization.  Permanent stabilization is very important for lifetime success.

Connellsville Dentist | Will the TMD Symptoms Come Back?. Joseph Chomiak is a Connellsville Dentist.