During your consultation the initial focus will be on diagnosis. Diagnosis for TMJ primarily consists of a four- step process to determine if:

  1.  There’s physical evidence that there is a conflict between the teeth and the jaw joints
  2.  There’s pain in the jaw joints or muscles
  3.  The pain can be proven to be linked to the conflict
  4.  Relieving the conflict between the teeth and the jaw joints stops the pain

If all four steps check out you can be sure that your pain IS due to TMJ dysfunction syndrome and we can help you.


  • The Best Time To Come

    The best time to come for your consultation is when you do have pain. For many people the pain is predictable. So for example, if your pain is usually worse in the mornings then you’ll want to schedule a morning appointment.

  • Pain Medicine

    If possible, take no pain medicine for at least 12-24 hours prior to your visit. Masking the pain with drugs makes it harder to determine the problem.

  • Save Time At The Office

    Download and fill out your consultation form and remember to bring it with you so you can save time at the office.

  • Have a Flexible Schedule

    Try to be flexible in your schedule especially if you are traveling a long distance. Sometimes additional tests may be recommended or you may want to begin treatment on the day of your consultation.

  • Bring A Loved One With You

    If there’s a friend or family member that you want to share the results of your consultation with it’s best to bring them with you so you both can ask the doctor all of your questions.

  • Review the Website

    Take some time to review the material you find on this site so you can better understand this often confusing subject.