Dr. Elassal provides Oklahoma City with treatment for TMJ dysfunction

Dr. Elassal has been providing conservative and successful TMJ dysfunction treatment for over 30 years.


Some symptoms of TMJ dysfunction include:

  • Clicking
  • Popping
  • Jaw pain
  • Headaches
  • Limited opening and closing
  • Changes to your bite

The majority of TMJ dysfunctions are caused by the bite. Possible dysfunction effects include swelling, deterioration, or damage to the joint tissues. We offer a comprehensive TMJ exam that evaluates the joints.

An analysis of the bite, or occlusion, together with X-ray images helps determine how to address each specific case. In some cases reshaping teeth, or equilibration, is used to achieve a stable bite and quickly provide relief. Patients who have complex cases will need to wear an appliance called a splint. The next step is to permanently improve your bite.

The treatment objective is to provide you with relief of your symptoms, a great bite, and avoid having to permanently wear a splint.