July 8th, 2014
If you are suffering from the restricted opening of your mouth, you may have TMJ. While it is easy enough to simply look at reviews online to pick a TMJ specialist to inspect your jaw, there are certain things to consider before settling on one physician.
When choosing a doctor to treat your TMJ, you want to make sure they are:
- Board-certified. Currently, the American Dental Association (ADA) does not have a defined specialty in orofacial pain, but the American Board of Orofacial Pain (ABOP) offers certification with Diplomate status. A Diplomate is a dentist who is certified by the American Board of Orofacial Pain, and has gone above and beyond the mandatory educational requirements for their specialty. To be qualified for Board certification, they must be certified as a dentist, including basic college education and completion of dental school to earn a D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree; have taken at least 400 hours of continuing education in subjects related to orofacial pain; and have practiced in orofacial pain for at least two years. Candidates can also qualify if they have completed at least one year of a full-time university residency program or hospital-based program. After the above requirements are met, comprehensive oral and written examinations are given covering all phases of orofacial pain. Once the examinations are successfully completed, Diplomate status is awarded.
- Residency-trained. Some dentists complete residency and/or fellowship after completion of dental school. During residency, dentists undergo in-depth training in a particular field of study to become an expert in that field.
Reach Out to Raleigh Facial Pain for Help Choosing a TMJ Specialist
We want to make sure you are protected when you seek treatment for your TMJ problems. If you need help choosing a specialist, please don’t hesitate to contact Raleigh Facial Pain Center today at (919) 781-6600. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have or to schedule you an appointment with one of our physicians.
April 25th, 2014
A Positive Life-Changing Experience – I have been a patient of Dr. Yount’s since 11/5/03 when he diagnosed me with osteoarthritis in the right jaw and articular disc disorder in the left jaw. Dr. Yount has 10 years of graduate education and 20 years of experience in his field. He knows his business! At my first visit, I had pain beyond belief. And yes, I did follow what was asked of me. Physical therapy, biofeedback, and several packages he has written to better educate the patient on their condition. I have found Dr. Yount to be excellent at his profession and always willing to do whatever it takes to get me out of pain, including weekend visits to his office. He is one smart man who can help you if you allow it. Yes, you have to do your part, but he gives 500%. I today still see Dr. Yount and find him to be as helpful now as when I first started. Yes, I have setbacks, but it doesn’t take Dr. Yount long to figure out the problem and FIX it. Yes, on your initial visits it requires faith and trust in his years of education and experience. But then you will find it becomes the best partnership you could expect with a Doctor. My quality of life has changed from daily, severe pain to a normal existence with occasional pain corrected immediately by me doing my part and Dr. Yount always does his. Dr. Yount may appear unconventional in his methods but is highly effective. Also, his staff is outstanding in working with patients. I am one life that has been changed due to him!
Thank You for Choosing Raleigh Facial Pain Center
At Raleigh Facial Pain, we pride ourselves in offering our customers the very best orofacial care possible for both chronic face and jaw pain. In order to better serve you, we rely on online reviews and recommendations to help us learn where we excel and how we could have done better. One way to help make Raleigh Facial Pain Center better is by leaving us a review on Google+. We appreciate hearing from our customers and would love to hear how Raleigh Facial Pain Center has been able to help. Please visit our Google+ page, here, to leave us a review today.
April 13th, 2014
Dr. Yount will discuss Atypical Toothaches at the Wayne County Dental Society meeting April 15, 2014.
March 17th, 2014
Dr. Yount will be attending the Mahan Facial Pain Update in New Orleans from March 19 – 23.