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As you know by now, because your overall health and safety is our utmost priority, we are closely following every safety and infection control procedure recommended by the ADA and CDC. However, going way beyond these recommendations, in July we installed 2 Jade Surgically Clean Air Filtration Systems. Our office size would require only one Jade unit to kill viruses and bacteria 6 times an hour, but we are so committed to you that we have installed 2 units, one in front of each dental chair. You can be assured that our air is always the safest because we leave the systems on 24/7.

The Jade is patented and industry-leading and is the only air purification system that incorporates 6 different technologies which include, Hydroxl, UV and electronic cell catalytics, and Hepa-RX. The Jade is measured and peer-reviewed to eliminate viruses less than 0.1 microns (the corona virus is measured at .125 microns) and is tested globally with over 70,000 units installed worldwide.

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TMJ/TMD Treatment in Princeton, NJ

If you have temporomandibular disorder (TMD), you know just how uncomfortable the affliction can be. With many painful symptoms, TMD makes talking, eating, and smiling unbearable for some people. It can even cause permanent damage to your jaw, gums, and teeth.

Fortunately, Dr. Cortese offers effective TMD solutions to help you relieve your straining jaw muscles. Our oral appliances offset the pressure on your bottom jaw and allow you to live pain-free again. Read on to learn more about TMD and our treatment options.

What Is TMD?

TMD is a condition that results from a weakened temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Your TMJ is the muscle that allows you to move your lower jaw up, down, and to the side. If you have trouble relaxing your jaw or chronically clench or grind your teeth, it can result in TMD. The symptoms of TMD include:

  • Tinnitus (consistent ear ringing)
  • Frequent jaw popping or clicking
  • Chronic ear, neck, shoulder, jaw, face, and head pain
  • Inability to relax your jaw
  • A stiffened jaw (lockjaw)
  • Jaw clenching or grinding (bruxism)

Treatment For TMD

For many patients, oral appliance therapy for TMD can help alleviate their painful symptoms. Dr. Corsese designs every TMJ appliance with your specific needs in mind. The appliance is worn overnight and fits comfortably in your mouth, allowing your jaw to relax and heal on its own.

Dr. Corsese often combines oral appliance therapy with other treatments for TMD, like physical therapy, pain-relieving and muscle-relaxing medication, or a blended diet. In severe cases of TMD, he might recommend additional treatments, such as acupuncture, TENS therapy, or jaw surgery.

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Treatment for Bruxism

Grinding your teeth puts extreme pressure on your TMJ, often causing TMD or similar symptoms. During your semiannual exams, Dr. Cortese will check for signs of bruxism on your teeth. If necessary, he’ll use therapy to help you comfortably rest your tongue, teeth, and lips.

In many cases, Dr. Cortese will also prescribe a mouthguard that he designs to help absorb some of the pressure of bruxism. It can also guide your jaw into place to help you rest your TMJ, allowing it to heal.

Find Relief From TMJ Pain at Princeton Prosthodontics

Treatment for TMD and bruxism can restore your jaw’s range of motion, making it easier for you to eat, speak, and smile without pain or discomfort. Dr. Cortese will recommend an effective treatment that targets your specific symptoms, including oral appliance therapy.

 
Our custom mouthguards help to guide your jaw into a comfortable position. This allows your jaw to heal itself, so you can live happily without chronic discomfort. Contact our Princeton office today by calling (609) 552-0800 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Cortese.

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Dr. Michael Cortese is a leading and highly sought-after Maxillofacial Prosthodontist. He one of only 350 accredited Maxillofacial Prosthodontists worldwide. Having completed his education at the University of Notre Dame and Farleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry, he received his Certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Dental Oncology from the University of Texas Health Science Center M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute. He has over three and a half decades of experience and constantly focuses on ensuring that patients have a healthy and beautiful smile. Dr. Cortese takes pride in providing his patients with customized treatments using modern equipment and techniques. He sincerely believes in thoroughly understanding your concerns and requirements to ensure your comfort and satisfaction throughout the course of any treatment or procedure.