Choosing a TMJ Dentist

Edmond, Lawton, Norman, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Choosing a dentist that is qualified to correctly diagnose and treat the causes of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ / TMD) is one of the more important decisions a person may make in his life. Most dental health professionals have very little experience or education in how to deal with TMJ and often either have to consult with more experienced dentists such as Terry Bass, DDS or run the risk of misdiagnosing a symptom and causing the patient even more pain and suffering due to lack of expertise.

The most important thing to look for in choosing a Neuromuscular Dentist is their level of education. The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies is one of the leading institutes in the world for teaching dentists to correctly diagnose and treat TMJ in their practices. Most dentists only receive a very minimal education in regards to TMJ in their normal coursework to become a dentist. For this reason, many symptoms of TMJ are routinely misdiagnosed and patients are left with the same recurring pain they had before going through a lengthy and costly procedure.

Other Things to Look for in a TMJ Dentist:

  • Types of Treatment Offered: There are many ways to treat the causes of TMJ, but there will be one method that will provide you with the fastest results depending on your diagnosis. You want a dentist that has experience providing a number of different types of treatment so that you can get the best results possible with your treatment plan.
  • Friendly Environment: A welcome and comfortable environment is more important than one might think when going in for any procedure. Along with a number of amenities not offered by most dentists' offices, Dr. Terry Bass and his professional team strive to make your visit as pleasant as possible to help you feel relaxed and comfortable the entire duration of your visit to our office.
  • Extensive Experience: Even though you'll want to find a dentist with the education to know how to correctly diagnose and treat TMJ, you also want to make sure that the dentist you choose has the right amount of experience in dealing with the wide variety of causes and symptoms associated with TMJ. Every person's situation is going to be different and your dentist should make it his goal to give each person the attention he/she deserves.

If you live in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma or surrounding areas and are suffering with pain from TMJ, please contact Dr. Terry Bass, Oklahoma City neuromuscular dentist today to take the first steps towards becoming pain-free today!

Terry Bass
Terry Bass DDS
2816 NW 58th Street, Suite 105
Oklahoma City , OK , 73112
405-848-7780

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