TMJ Therapy in Franklin, MA

Resolve your jaw pain, headaches, and migraines for good.

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Get Answers and Finally Stop Your Facial Pain.

Suffering from unexplainable muscle pain in your neck, jaw, or shoulders? Experiencing frequent headaches or migraines?

These all could be signs of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, also known as TMD. Your dentist may not be the first person on your healthcare team you thought to seek help from but may be exactly who you need.

TMD is commonly overlooked and misdiagnosed by doctors. Millions of people suffer every day from TMD and don’t know it.

TMD can have agonizing negative impacts on your daily life, preventing you from focusing and enjoying even basic daily activities.

Don’t put up with your TMD pain any longer! Proper diagnosis and treatment with TMJ therapy in Franklin, MA can bring long-lasting relief and give you your life back.

Do You Have TMJ Disorder?

Here are some signs and symptoms to look for.

  • Aching facial, neck, head, or shoulder pain

  • Jaw pain while chewing, yawning, or biting

  • A stiff jaw that feels stuck or locked
  • Clicking, popping, or grinding noises when you open and close your mouth
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Sore, sensitive teeth with no other dental problems to be found
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Frequent migraines or headaches
  • Reduced range of motion in your jaw

What to Expect with TMJ Therapy in Franklin, MA

Here's the process we'll follow to get you the relief you deserve.

Consultation and Diagnosis

The first step is proper diagnosis. You’ll have a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Olga Krikunenko to discuss your symptoms, examine your mouth and jaw, and craft a custom action plan.

Begin Treatment

Now that we understand your condition, we can begin treating the underlying causes of your pain using an interdisciplinary approach. Depending on your case, we’ll use a combination of methods such as medications, mouthguards, and therapeutic exercises to bring you relief.

Keep Your TMD in Check

We’ll keep a close eye on the effectiveness of your treatment over time, modifying and adding therapies as needed. Successful TMJ therapy may require the help of additional specialists, such as a physical therapist. We’ll treat the root cause of your TMD, not just the surface-level symptoms, to ensure long-lasting results.

Mint Dental is awesome! The staff are extremely friendly and knowledgeable, the building is spotless and modern, and Dr. K is the best! I had a wonderful experience today, and I’m actually looking forward to my next appointment in 2 weeks because my teeth feel better than they have in years.

Mike C. (5-Star Google Review)

Why Choose Mint Dental for Your TMJ Therapy?

We offer first-class care and extraordinary dental experiences!

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Our talented and highly-skilled Franklin dentist, Dr. Olga Krikunenko, has a passion for restoring smiles and improving the quality of life for her patients. She believes a healthy, beautiful, and functional smile boosts confidence and allows people to live their best lives.

Dr. Krikunenko is backed by an expert team of compassionate, patient-focused dental professionals. They work hard to deliver an exceptional experience from the moment you first contact us.

Here are just a few ways we make your visits comfortable and convenient:

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Got Questions? We Have Answers!

Learn more about your TMD pain and how TMJ therapy in Franklin, MA can help.

  • What causes TMJ disorder?

    The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are located on each side of your head just in front of the ears, connecting your jaw to your skull. They are the primary joints involved in any jaw movements, such as eating and talking.

    Temporomandibular disorder (TMD)…Opens in a new window to an article on Healthline about TMD… is a broad classification for multiple conditions that affect the TMJ. The TMJ combines a hinge action with sliding movement, making it a fairly complex structure prone to damage.

    There’s no single definitive cause of TMD, and each person is different. Contributing factors include:

    • Injury to your jaw
    • Trauma in the muscles of your head and neck such as whiplash
    • Teeth grinding and clenching, often from stress
    • Arthritis
    • An improper or misaligned bite
    • Jaw dislocation

    Dr. K can discuss your symptoms, lifestyle, and medical history to help better understand the causes of your TMD.

    Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and get the answers you’ve been looking for.

  • What can I do to help lesson my TMD symptoms?

    Here are a few simple things you can do to help lessen the severity of TMJ disorder:

    • Eat soft foods
    • Avoid chewing gum or biting your nails
    • Use heat packs to reduce pain and soreness
    • Practice relaxing the jaw and the neck and shoulder muscles

    If these quick tips aren’t enough to relieve your pain, consider TMJ therapy in Franklin, MA. Call our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. K: 508-613-9513.

  • How much does TMJ therapy cost?

    Each case of TMD is inherently unique, so we don’t do a one-size-fits-all treatment plan. That likely wouldn’t be very effective!

    The only way to get an accurate estimate of costs is to come in for a consultation with Dr. Krikunenko. She’ll do a thorough evaluation of your case, craft a custom treatment plan, and outline expected costs.

    We understand that cost can be a concern for many patients. We work hard to remove financial barriers and work within your budget. Our office accepts many insurance plans and multiple payment methods, such as cash, credit cards, and even Bitcoin. We also offer financing through CareCredit…Opens in new window to CareCredit homepage… and LendingClub…Opens in new window to LendingClub homepage….

    No insurance? Not to worry! We offer affordable in-house care plans…Opens in new window to external plan website for Mint Dental… to get you the coverage and care you need.

  • Is TMJ therapy covered by insurance?

    Most insurance providers cover TMJ therapy, but it depends on your plan.

    Our experienced team is happy to help you understand and maximize your benefits. Just provide us with the name of your insurance company and plan, and we’ll take care of the rest!

Don't Suffer Any Longer!

Get your pain-free life back with TMJ therapy in Franklin, MA.

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