It’s common for patients with TMJ disorder to suffer with chronic pain for years before getting the treatment they need. Why is it so hard to find relief? The answer is simple: it’s hard to find a TMJ specialist. Doctors and general dentists claim to be able to treat TMJ disorder, so when patients seek treatment and it fails, they often give up, not knowing that there are other options available. Whether you see Dr. Coats at TMJ Plus Wellness Center or another doctor, we want to make sure you get the treatment you deserve. Here’s how to find the best TMJ specialist in Dallas, TX.
Look for a TMJ Specialist Who Takes a Holistic Approach
It’s important for any doctor who treats TMJ disorder to understand that this is not simply a disease affecting the jaw joints. It’s a disorder caused by imbalance that leads to even more imbalance—and an imbalanced body is an unhealthy one.
Patients with TMJ disorder experience a wide range of symptoms, from headaches to vertigo and numbness in the fingers. You may have trouble balancing or notice that one of your shoulders is higher than the other. How can TMJ disorder truly be treated by a doctor who only believes it causes jaw pain and dental issues?
Dr. Coats knows that TMJ disorders involve a number of factors, including the joint itself, your muscles, posture, airway, and teeth, and when these are out of balance, it causes symptoms throughout the body. Because she understands that TMJ disorder can be caused by a number of underlying disorders and imbalances, Dr. Coats offers customized treatment options that address the true source of your pain.
Anyone can call themselves an expert or specialist, but do they have the education, awards, and training to back their claims up? Doctors who have the credentials needed to treat TMJ disorder are happy to share them, usually making them publicly available on their websites.
Dr. Coats is a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain and a Fellow of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, making her one of the leading TMJ specialists in Dallas. She is an LVI Fellow in the Las Vegas Institute for Neuromuscular and Advanced Dental Studies and has a Mastership award in the Academy of General Dentistry, in addition to holding many other honors and awards in other areas of dentistry. Dr. Coats is also regularly featured as an expert speaker on TMJ pain.
Read Reviews From Patients
Finally, it’s always important to read reviews from patients. If you’re considering seeing a doctor who claims to be a TMJ specialist, but they have no reviews from patients mentioning TMJ disorder, it should be a red flag. Look for patients who specifically mention successful TMJ pain treatment.
We’re happy to share reviews and testimonials on our website. We hope once you’ve started your treatment at TMJ Plus, you’ll leave your own review too!