TMJ Appliances

relieve your pain and even help realign your bite over the course of time.

The TMJ, also known as the temporomandibular joint, is composed of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. When one or more of these structures is affected by an improper bite, trauma, arthritis, or general wear and tear, then it is known as temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD.

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How do oral appliances help TMJ?

Relieve stress and alleviate symptoms.

The TMD treatment that Dr. Zusin provides is a custom-made oral appliance made from hard plastic and designed to fit over your top or bottom teeth. When you wear the appliance, it adjusts your jaw into the proper position to relieve stress on the joint and alleviate TMD symptoms. In most cases, you can expect to wear your appliance only at night.

We provide general, cosmetic, implant dentistry, and preventative dental education in a caring, unhurried, state-of-the-art environment.

Boris Zusin is an expert in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. He has taken numerous high-level continuing education courses in these areas, and is also an active member of several professional dental organizations.

Lena Zusin is the Registered Dental Hygienist of the practice. Together, Dr. Zusin and Lena work together to ensure that your experience at Zusin Dental is as warm and comfortable as possible. 

“Drawing upon our combined skills refined through years of experience and continued education, Lena and I will do everything possible to ensure that your entire dental experience at our office is as good as possible.”

Dr. Boris Zusin

Dr. Boris Zusin & Lena
Uncompromising Clinical Excellence
Meticulous Attention to Details
A Gentle Approach To Dentistry
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"She is extremely responsible that after my appointment she helped me over text message"

Absolutely love Dr Zusin and Lena, I had an emergency situation with my wisdom tooth during the COVID, Dr. Lena was so helpful , she asked me to send a picture of the problem area, then she scheduled me to come in on the same day, while all the other dentist office are closed, Dr Zusin and Lena drove into the office to help me with my issues. The day after I already feel much better. She is extremely responsible that after my appointment she helped me over text message. Highly recommend.

Did You Know?

Despite the fact that TMJ & TMD are often used interchangeably, they are not the same thing. TMJ is an acronym that stands for temporomandibular joint, whereas TMD is an acronym that stands for temporomandibular joint disorder.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Am I a candidate for TMD treatment?

You may be a candidate for TMD treatment if you are experiencing symptoms of TMD, such as:

  • Pain or soreness of the jaw joint  
  • Tingling in the ear or neck 
  • Tension headaches 
  • Tenderness of the muscles on either side of your face 
  • Clicking or popping sounds when opening/closing your jaw
  • Tingling or numbness of the lips, chin, and cheek 
  • A change in your bite (for example…your teeth might not touch when you close your mouth) 
  • Facial muscle fatigue
  • Earaches
What should I expect during my TMD treatment appointment at Zusin Dental?

If you are experiencing TMD symptoms, then your TMD treatment appointment will consist primarily of a thorough examination of your jaw and face to determine the cause of TMD. Dr. Zusin may also take x-rays to assess internal damage. After diagnosing TMD, a dental impression will be taken of your mouth so that a dental lab can produce a perfectly-fitted oral appliance.

In most cases, it takes up to two weeks to custom-make TMD oral appliances. Once you have your appliance, Dr. Zusin will check the fit and make minor adjustments as needed. You will start wearing your oral TMD appliance every night from that point on. In some cases, future appointments may be needed to make adjustments.

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