What to expect
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.