TMJ-TMD

Our office uses advanced technology and modern techniques to ensure the highest quality dental care with minimal discomfort.

Temporomandibular Disorder

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic facial and neck pain as well as recurring headaches. In some cases, this pain is due to Temporomandibular Disorder, or TMD (also known as TMJ)

Your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) connect your lower jawbone to your skull. These joints get a lot of use throughout the day as you speak, chew, swallow, and yawn. Pain in and around these joints can be unpleasant and may even restrict movement.

Should you notice any of these symptoms, let your doctor know. Your dentist can help indicate the presence of TMD and create an effective treatment just for you.

We’ll be happy to discuss your jaw and/or neck pain and make an assessment for you. Please call us today!

Symptoms of TMD include:

  • Pain in the jaw area
  • Pain, ringing, or stuffiness in the ears
  • Frequent headaches or neck aches
  • Clicking or popping sound when the jaw moves
  • Swelling on the sides of the face
  • Muscle spasms in the jaw area
  • A change in the alignment of top and bottom teeth
  • Locked jaw or limited opening of the mouth
  • Avoiding or Worsening TMD

There are a few simple steps you can take at home or work to prevent TMD from becoming more severe, or to prevent it from occurring:

  • Relax your face — remember the rule: “Lips together, teeth apart”
  • Avoid grinding your teeth
  • Avoid constant gum chewing
  • Don’t cradle the phone receiver between your head and shoulder — either use a headset or hold the receiver in your hand
  • Chew food evenly on both sides of your mouth
  • Do not sit with your chin rested on your hand
  • Practice good posture — keep your head up, back straight, and shoulders squared

Phone: 

(781) 848-4041

Address: 

100 Grossman Drive,
Suite 210
Braintree, MA 02184-4997

Hours:

Monday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am –4:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am –4:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Friday: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 2:00pm

At Great Hill Dental Partners, our goal is to provide you with the experience and quality of care that we would want for our own families.

EVENING & WEEKEND

We’re open evenings and weekends to accommodate your busy life. Call or request online.

WHOLE HEALTH DENTISTRY

We know oral health is directly related to your overall health and we provide the best in overall health care for our patients.

MULTI-SPECIALTY OFFICE

We offer a full range of general, cosmetic, and specialty services under one roof.

Insurance & Financing

We accept most dental insurances (note: at this time, we do not accept Mass. Health), as well as provide a number of easy-payment options to help make your care affordable. PLUS, since Great Hill Dental offers “one stop dentistry”, you can manage your costs through just one billing location, regardless of whatever treatment you may require.

In-Network Dental Plans

  • Delta Dental of Mass: Premier and PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Dental Blue: Indemnity and PPO
  • Altus: All
  • Cigna: PPO
  • Aetna: PPO/DHA
  • Assurant: PPO/DHA
  • United Concordia: PPO/DHA
  • Principal: All
  • Ameritas: PPO
  • Metlife
  • Guardian

Essential Dental Plan

Essential Dental Plan allows you to have the dental care you need at the savings you can afford. Get instant access to savings on all dental services plus free exams and X-rays. Choose individual, two-individual, or family coverage and enjoy peace of mind knowing you can maintain your oral health.

Care Credit

Care Credit is a third party healthcare credit card that helps finance healthcare related costs. Care Credit extends special financing options that you can’t get when using your Visa or MasterCard. Whether you use your healthcare credit card to cover your deductible, or to pay for treatments and procedures not covered by insurance, CareCredit helps make them possible today.

Other Payment Options

We also accept most Major Credit Cards, including Visa, MasterCard, and Discover, as well as CareCredit low interest financing, and checks.

New Patients are Always Welcome at our Practice!

Please feel free to call us or email us if you have any questions or wish to book an appointment.

Great Hill Dental Braintree

Phone: 
(781) 848-4041

Email:
braintreeinfo@greathilldental.com

Address
100 Grossman Drive,
Suite 210
Braintree, MA 02184-4997

Hours

Monday: 8am-5pm
Tuesday: 8am-7pm
Wednesday: 8am-7pm
Thursday: 7:30am-5pm
Friday: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Saturday: 8am-2pm