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What to Expect for Your TMJ Appointment

Hello, this is Dr. James Segulyev, DDS and I’d like to welcome all new patients to my dental practice in Dallas, who are seeking TMJ & Facial Pain relief. Since 2001, I have had the honor of treating my TMJ patients with much success in helping them achieve lasting relief from their TMJ disorder. Here’s what to expect for your first TMJ appointment.

Over the years of practicing dentistry, I have developed a special interest in helping patients who suffer from bite problems, facial pain, headache pain, and TMJ disorders. I’m excited to meet you and learn more about your oral health goals and needs so we can get you back on the track towards total wellness, health, vitality, and longevity.

The first step of the TMJ treatment process begins with a consultation at my office. During your appointment, you and I will chat about your medical history, symptoms, and any concerns you may have so I can get to know you better. I strive to maintain a practice that is patient-focused, where ample time is taken to develop a relationship with the purpose of understanding and pursuing the patient’s dental health goals. As a result of this inclusive approach, my patients can enjoy the benefits of improved oral health.

During your appointment, I’ll also conduct a detailed oral health examination so I can gain a better understanding of your TMJ health and your dental health overall. If needed, I may take some additional steps that will help inform my diagnosis and tell me what direction I need to take in forming your treatment plan. This may include taking x-rays and oral impressions. I may also refer you to a specialist for tomographic imaging if necessary.

All of this is done to make sure that you receive the very best care and results possible. I believe in providing my patients with customized and individualized dental care based on dental wellness and longevity. Being thorough and using this inclusive approach allows me to provide an accurate diagnosis and determine if you suffer from TMD. That way, I can create a treatment plan that caters to your unique individual needs. Ultimately, my goal is to help you achieve optimal dental health and an aesthetic, long-lasting, trouble-free dental system.

How to Prepare for Your TMJ Consultation

You can schedule your TMJ consultation by calling my office at (972) 661-3666.

A member of my team will help you schedule an appointment for a day and time that works for you.

Once your appointment is scheduled, the next step is to complete all the required New Patient Forms. We will email you the forms to complete or mail them to you if time permits. Please complete the forms prior to your visit. If you are unable to fill out your paperwork ahead of time, another option is to arrive at your appointment 15-20 minutes early. You can then complete your paperwork in-person. If you are already an established patient, you do not need to complete the New Patient Forms again.

Misdiagnosis is Common

TMJ Disorder is a complicated condition. Because the symptoms vary widely and some seem like they have nothing at all to do with dental health, misdiagnosis is common. That’s why it’s important for my team and I to have information about any past or ongoing health issues you’re experiencing. Though other medical concerns may seem like they have nothing to do with TMD, they could be directly related. Having information about these concerns can help considerably with our diagnostic process.

Please note: All patients under 18 require a parent or guardian to accompany them during their first TMJ appointment. 

What to Bring to Your First TMJ Appointment

Your New Patient Forms

Any additional information you can provide regarding your dental health and history will help my team and I to better assist you. 

Here are some additional documents you may want to bring to your first TMJ appointment: 

  • Polysomnography or sleep study results (if applicable)
  • Any recent X-rays and or MRI reports (if applicable)
  • Patient records from your previous dentist or primary care doctor
  • Information regarding any jaw or mouth-related surgeries or intensive procedures
  • Information about your prescriptions as well as any vitamins or supplements you are currently taking
  • Health insurance or dental insurance card
  • A valid driver’s license or photo ID
  • Referral documents from another doctor or dentist (if applicable)

Best Dentist In Dallas

My team and I are happy to welcome new TMJ patients to my Dallas dental office. My training and experience in treating TMJ disorder gives me the ability to offer a variety of treatment options to restore worn, damaged and missing teeth with exceptionally functional aesthetic results. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment at (972) 661-3666.