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Dr. Daniel Strader, Introduces Treatment for Patients with Jaw and Facial Pain
Dr. Daniel Strader, cosmetic dentist in Dallas, TX recently introduced new treatment options for patients struggling with temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMD or TMJ disorder. With this new treatment, Dr. Strader is able to help patients treat their symptoms and experience much less pain in their daily lives.
TMD or TMJ disorder is a condition that stems from the jaw, the jaw joint, and the surrounding facial muscles that determine the alignment and the movement of the jaw. Those with TMD often experience headaches, tooth pain, jaw aches, problems chewing, grinding or clenching during sleep, or even problems talking as a result of the jaw being misaligned.
“TMJ disorder is much more common than most people think, and many people suffer from it without even knowing exactly what their condition is,” said Dr. Daniel Strader, TMJ and cosmetic dentist in Dallas, TX. “Here at Dallas Designer Smiles, we not only help our patients diagnose their pain, but we also help them find customized solutions to treat their condition and eliminate pain.”
Dr. Strader uses CAT scans, K-7 scans, and x-rays to examine the alignment and bite pattern of patients. Using that info, he then determines a customized treatment for the condition using his skills as a cosmetic and dental implants dentist. Some patients may be good candidates for nightguard therapy, which is an oral device that is designed to take the pressure off the jaw joint and surrounding muscles during sleep, essentially re-programming the facial muscles. For other patients, Dr. Strader may use dental implants to reconstruct the alignment and bite of the patient in order to redistribute the force being put on their jaw joint.
Beyond providing treatment for TMJ disorder, Dr. Strader and his staff also specialize in a variety of dental techniques. Dr. Strader is a trained and certified Invisalign dentist in Dallas, TX for patients seeking a straighter smile without traditional braces. For those seeking a more relaxing dental visit, Dr. Strader is also a sedation dentist in Dallas, TX.
Dr. Daniel Strader comes from three generations of dentists practicing in the Dallas area. He has been a dentist for more than 35 years and is a graduate of Baylor Dental School. Dr. Strader is well known for his expertise in dentistry and has been featured as one of “The Best Dentists in America” by the Consumer Research Council as well as “The Best of Big D” by D Magazine. Dr. Strader is committed to continuing education in dentistry to ensure that he is providing his patients with the highest level of care. He has received instruction from the Las Vegas Institute for Dental Studies, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, the Pankey Institute, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.