TMJ and Occlusal Therapy

Piedra Dentistry specializes in the field of TMJ and Occlusal Therapy. We offer therapeutic services for patients who suffer from uneven bites, headaches, and other symptoms related to TMJ like teeth grinding while sleeping.

If you are a seeking to make an appointment or wish to learn more about our TMJ & Occlusal Therapy Services please call (352) 378-1700 or contact us via email at info@piedradentistry.com to have one of our representatives assist you with your inquiry.

What is TMJ Disorder?

Many common dental problems stem from disharmony between your meshing bite and where the hinge of your jaw comes together when you bite. TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Disorder renders a wide range of symptoms that include uneven meshing of the upper and lower teeth, clicking & popping jaw sound, headaches, earaches, dizziness, tinnitus, plus extreme jaw pain when biting down or eating.

What is TMJ & Occlusal Therapy?

Occlusal Therapy improves the patient’s occlusal scheme (meshing bite) by incorporating different restorative options such as bite planes, occlusal adjustment, orthodontic therapy, and/or restorative dentistry. Occlusal Therapy is aimed at improving the relationship between all of the anatomical factors that are involved with the proper meshing bite.

Getting Treatment for TMJ Disorder

Dr. Carlos Piedra specializes in TMJ & Occlusal Therapy and has helped many patients through use of functional therapy. His experience in this field of study enables him to determine the optimal TMJ guidance to which the occlusion (meshing bite) should be related and then format a custom ideal solution.