Temporomandibular Joint - TMJ, Dr. Dagostino, Parma, Ohio
Temporomandibular Joint - TMJ
Newsletter for February, 2007
The warm January tricked us into thinking winter was almost over. But,
the sub zero weather we have been enduring shocks us back into reality.
Hopefully the groundhog's predictions will come true and spring will be
right around the corner.
When I entered Dental School back in 1980, few clinicians knew how to
pronounce temporomandibular joint, let alone knew the actual function of
the joint or how to treat its diseased state. Many things have changed in
our life since 1980, and the expansion of knowledge about the TMJ has kept
Today I can confidently and successfully treat the vast majority of TMJ
problem patients I encounter. My philosophy is based on sound scientific
principals coupled with over 26 years of anecdotal experience. Many
doctors agree that the position of your upper and lower jaw greatly affect
the proper function of the TMJ. If either jaw or both are malpositioned
the joint will be incapable of operating without pain and unfortunately
this joint cannot self repair and the patient's symptoms always worsen.
Treatment of the disorder can be simplistic or it can be extensive
depending on the etiologic factor (what causes it). My approach is totally
non-surgical and often involves orthopedics and orthodontics. This allows
the proper positioning of the upper and lower jaws so they may function in
Should you or someone you love have a TMJ problem please contact our
office for a no-charge consultation appointment.
Michael W. Dagostino, DDS
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