February 12, 2021

 

Dear Valued Patients,

 

Serving you for 26 years has transformed me and my profession as a dentist. For this, I feel honored to serve each of you in managing your dental health. It is time for me to pass the baton. I am privileged to pass the dental practice that I hold in my heart, Aesthetic and General Dentistry, to Dr. Peter Kelly, a qualified and knowledgeable dentist with a myriad of talents and experience.

 

I will still be here to offer my services in the next few months, to assist Dr. Kelly and his partners in this transition. I am also happy to inform you that our entire outstanding dental team will remain with Dr. Kelly. I have confidence that Dr. Kelly will continue the practice’s mission of providing excellent dental care.

 

Thank you so much for all the experience in becoming a better dentist to you. My personal journey is taking me along another pathway. I will remember you, the relationship, and the memories.

 

With best wishes and deep gratitude,

 

Alfredo M. Gapuz, Jr., DMD

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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...

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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

CareCredit®

This popular third-party lender offers flexible, low-interest financing plans that can work for your budget.

Health Advantage

Many patients prefer to use this bank card to pay for dental care on a schedule that works for them.

Insurance

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.

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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.

Dr. Gapuz

Aesthetic and General Dentistry

Dr. Alfredo Gapuz was recently recognized in local publications as an Orlando Dentist of the Year and as a 2019 Top Dentist. He holds several other distinctions, such as:

  • Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Member of the International Congress of Oral Implantology
  • Graduate of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
  • Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Fellow of the Academy for Dental-Facial Esthetics

To schedule your consultation at our Orlando office, contact us online or call us at (407) 251-5100.

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