What to expect

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What to expect at TMD, Orofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Clinic

At your first appointment, a dentist will do a thorough examination to determine your diagnosis and develop your treatment plan. Additional evaluation appointments with one of our physical therapists and/or health psychologists may also be recommended to TMD/Orofacial pain patients, to complete the evaluation process. Other testing (x-ray) and consultation appointments will be discussed, if necessary.

  • A basic treatment program for TMD/Orofacial pain conditions can involve three to six months of a supervised home program involving exercise, habit change and monthly visits to the clinic.
  • Patients with more complex needs are generally seen at least weekly for four to eight weeks. Program involvement is then tapered as symptoms decrease.


These services, if covered, are a medical insurance benefit. Please check your individual medical insurance policy for specific plan coverage.

A referral may be needed from your medical doctor.

If you do not have insurance coverage, payment is expected at the time of service.

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  • Last modified on January 15, 2013