TMJ Treatment / Therapy

TMJ Disorders Treatment Options






Smile Innovations Hawaii offers Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR) therapy, a unique dental treatment to address Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) symptoms.  Utilizing advanced T-Scan and EMG technology using the BioPak Diagnostic System,

DTR therapy measures the pressure, timing, and muscle activity of a patient’s bite, allowing for precise adjustments. These adjustments may involve shaving parts of the enamel or adding tooth-colored fillings to achieve a more symmetrical and balanced bite, often yielding results after just one treatment.

For TMD diagnosis, Dr. Sebastian conducts a thorough physical examination, assessing jaw movement and looking for signs of misalignment, teeth grinding, and jaw clenching. A Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Scan is taken to view joints and help diagnose the condition.  Treatment options might include orthotics, dental appliances, orthodontics, or restorations like crowns or bridges. To complement these treatments, other health care providers such as chiropractors, myofunctional therapists, physical and occupational therapists may work concurrently with Dr. Sebastian to achieve the ultimate goal of freeing patients from pain.  A liquid or soft food diet, apply heat packs, and practice relaxation techniques may also be recommended. Regular follow-up visits are essential to monitor progress and maintain oral health, with alternative treatments considered if initial methods are not effective.

If you have any questions about TMJ or would like to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to call (808) 537-2880 or send us an inquiry via webmail.