TMJ Treatment Cost
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is a common but treatable condition. However, many patients are concerned about the cost.
The Aesthetic and General Dentistry team in Orlando, FL, can evaluate your individual concerns and give you an accurate treatment estimate.
Ready to do something about your TMJ disorder? Let's learn more about important cost information...
Treatment Cost Varies from Patient to Patient
When it comes to the cost of TMJ treatment, fees can vary widely depending on the severity and cause of your symptoms. For example, before insurance, patients can generally expect to pay $5,000 for treatment with orthotics and between $40,000 and $50,000 for a full mouth reconstruction.
Top 3 Factors That Affect Your TMJ Treatment Cost
Cause of Your TMJ Pain
If your TMJ pain is triggered by teeth grinding, stress, or other factors that can be addressed with a simple bite guard or stress reduction techniques, the cost of treatment will be much lower than if your concerns are caused by anatomical issues.
Type of Treatment Prescribed
If Dr. Alfredo Gapuz prescribes an oral appliance or medication, your treatment cost will be much lower than if you need a full mouth reconstruction or jaw surgery to correct your disorder.
Training of Your Doctor
Dr. Gapuz of Aesthetic and General Dentistry in Orlando is well-qualified to treat this condition. He has practiced for more than 30 years and completed specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of TMD. He can offer a full range of TMD treatment modalities, ranging from a simple bite device to far more complex treatment.
Flexible Payment Options
This popular third-party lender offers flexible, low-interest financing plans that can work for your budget.
Many patients prefer to use this bank card to pay for dental care on a schedule that works for them.
If your treatment is deemed medically necessary, it should be partly or fully covered by your insurance provider.
Invest in Restoring Your Quality of Life
Patients with temporomandibular disorder (TMD) suffer from symptoms such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, clicking or popping, headaches, earaches, and a host of other problems. One of the first things patients need to know after being presented with a treatment plan is the cost of TMJ treatment.
The painful effects of TMJ disorder can affect your quality of life.
TMD symptoms vary widely and affect other parts of the head and neck region. Because of this, they can be misinterpreted as something entirely unrelated, such as a migraine headache or an ear or sinus infection. Only a dentist trained to interpret TMD symptoms can properly diagnose and treat this complex condition. Dr. Gapuz will perform a thorough head and neck examination and discuss with you the diagnosis, treatment options, and the cost of the TMJ treatment that he recommends.
Why Does the Cost Vary So Much?
It is important to understand that there are many causes for TMJ-related pain, and each of these can affect patients in different ways and to different degrees. Accordingly, treatment can be relatively straightforward, such as the fabrication and placement of a specially made orthotic device, commonly called a bite guard, for the patient to wear. This can aid in helping patients break unhealthy habits—such as teeth grinding—that can cause TMJ pain. Stress reduction and newly developed neuromuscular dentistry procedures, either alone or in conjunction with a bite device, can further help to accomplish the same goal.
Dr. Gapuz and his staff are prepared to offer a full range of TMD treatment modalities, ranging from a simple bite device to a far more complex full mouth reconstruction.
A more extreme form of TMJ treatment can involve a full mouth reconstruction or TMJ surgery. Teeth that have become badly worn or are otherwise creating an unhealthy chewing pattern can cause TMJ-related symptoms. For these cases, procedures to correct the malocclusion may be indicated. A full mouth reconstruction is a treatment plan that involves modifying and rebuilding all—or nearly all—the teeth in a patient's mouth to restore them to a more healthy and functional state.
Whatever the treatment selected, Dr. Gapuz and all the members of his Orlando office strive to provide their patients nothing less than the best. It is their passion to provide exceptional patient care in a warm and friendly environment, and this includes patients suffering from TMD. They have dedicated themselves to providing customized TMJ treatment to restore the quality of life of the patient.