Are you looking for a TMJ dentist “near me” in the area of Overland Park, KS? If so, we invite you to connect with Dr. Shane Nelson and his team at Dentistry by Shane Nelson to book a consultation appointment. During the first appointment, our team will conduct an examination and speak to you about your symptoms. Once a definitive diagnosis has been made, we offer a solution to treat TMJ disorders right here in our dental office, including neuromuscular exercises and the use of an oral appliance when necessary.

Understanding TMJ (temporomandibular joint)

TMJ stands for “temporomandibular joint.” This joint can malfunction and result in a variety of problems that can impact one’s ability to eat and speak. It can also cause extensive pain and discomfort that can bother patients regularly. In situations such as this, patients are often diagnosed with a condition called TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder. TMD is a chronic condition that can result in problems such as:

  • Pain or difficulty chewing or biting down
  • Clicking and popping of the jaw joint
  • Difficulty opening and closing the mouth
  • Lockjaw in the open or closed position
  • Pain extending from the ears down through the neck and shoulders
  • Jaw discomfort and soreness
  • Chronic headaches and migraines

When a malfunction occurs, it is vital that patients speak to their dentist about the problems happening to get a definitive and accurate diagnosis. At this point, the dentist can then speak to the patient about treatment options, including neuromuscular exercises or the use of oral appliance therapy in realigning the jaw and protecting the teeth and jaw from tension and grinding.

Discuss the treatment of TMJ disorders with our team today!

Dr. Shane Nelson and his team are excited to offer a variety of solutions for patients who need holistic and biocompatible dentistry in the Overland Park, KS area. At Dentistry by Shane Nelson, we are committed to providing the best possible care to our patients. We encourage patients who are interested in learning more about the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ with oral appliance therapy to contact our facility by calling (913) 297-7800. We are conveniently located at 7001 West 121st Street and accept new patients and families into our practice. 

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Dr. Shane Nelson is a leading dentist in Overland Park
Dr. Shane Nelson is a leading dentist in Overland Park. He opened his private practice in January 2002 and has been serving the community for over two decades. Having pursued several courses in cosmetic, holistic, biomimetic, gneuromuscular, and laser dentistry, he shares his expertise with dentists from all over the world as a clinical instructor. Dr. Nelson is a SMART certified dentist and is one of the six accredited dentists in the entire state of Kansas.

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