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


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

How the Jaw Works

The illustrations below shows what happens when you have a correct bite verses when your bite is uneven. In step 4 shows how Dr. Simon’s FDA Approved Bite Discluder tests if the cause of your pain is an uneven bite. He will further explain this during your consult. 

Step 1

Correct bites; jaws are centered and teeth fit.

Step 2

Jaws are centered but teeth don’t fit

Step 3

Jaws have to shift for teeth to fit causing muscle spasm.

Step 4

Discluder guides teeth to let jaws center, muscles relax and pain stops.

Tips For A Productive Consultation


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.
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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.
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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.


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.


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.


Review The Website

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


Before Your Visit

Save yourself some time at the office and do your paperwork at home!

Download, print and fill out our consultation form. The information you provide will help us better understand your pain and how we can help. Be sure to bring the paperwork with you when you come for your appointment.

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