Also known as TMJ, TMD, bite disease, or “temporomandibular joint dysfunction”, is a common condition which can cause many painful symptoms. Symptoms of this condition can range from jaw pain, headaches, earaches, neck pain, tooth clenching, grinding of the jaw, or jaw clicking/popping. Stress and fatigue can severely aggravate these symptoms.
Dr. McNickle and Dr. Jungers have had extensive training to treat this disorder and will evaluate your symptoms and recommend appropriate treatment. Just as we are all different, your symptoms may range from an annoying occasional jaw pop to excruciating headaches. Treatment can range from the use of warm compresses at night to wearing of a removable appliance called a bite splint.
A bite splint is a hard acrylic appliance designed to fit over your upper or lower teeth. A properly fitted bite splint serves two purposes. Providing relief from symptoms is therapeutic. Important as well, it provides diagnostic information to help determine long-term solutions.
In addition to the treatment methods discussed, corrective restoration dentistry may be used to provide a final stabilized bite position.
There’s a big difference between being proactive and just selling services. Stillwater Dental Associates have always been proactive with our family’s dental care and always helped us weigh the cost/benefit of preventative as well as progressive care. We couldn’t be more comfortable in the capable, cautious and careful hands of Stillwater Dental Associates.
My family moved to Stillwater three years ago and tried Dr. McNickle after going to a couple other places and not being pleased. I am so thankful we did. My whole family goes to Dr. McNickle and loves going. My children, ranging from four to nine, absolutely love going to the dentist. Everyone at the office makes the experience fun and enjoyable. My kids love getting a treasure from the treasure box and I love that they love going. My husband refused to go to the dentist but now actually goes! Thank you for being the best dentist in Stillwater!!!!
Stillwater dental associates are like family to us! I have never enjoyed the dentist, but they are so gentle and caring. They all want to help overall health by improving dental health! My girls want to stop by and say "Hi" even when we don't have an appointment! This is an amazing place I highly recommend!
I recently got my teeth filed from Dr. Jungers and had the best experience at this office. Not only were the staff extremely friendly and helpful, but Dr. Jungers made my teeth look amazing. I went to a high school reunion a few days later and actually got complimented on my teeth. I went from wanting braces to being in the office for 15 minutes and out with fantastic results!! I would recommend Dr. Jungers office to anyone!
I just moved to the Stillwater area and asked 3 different people who they recommend; they ALL said Dr. McNickle hands down! When I went in from my apt., Kari cleaned my teeth, and she went above and beyond and even fixed some damage left from the last dentist I went to. I found out I needed to get cavities filled, so they got me in as quick as possible so it would stop hurting. Everyone is so easy to work with and down to earth. I never once felt like I couldn’t ask questions or felt out of place. Even the ladies at the front desk were helpful; they worked with me while I was trying to figure out my money situation and never made me feel rushed.
I have been so pleased with my experience at Stillwater Dental Associates. Dr. McNickle & all of the staff are so kind & considerate. I would highly recommend them. Thank you very much.
Stillwater Dental Associates help me to smile! They provide a relaxed atmosphere with personable staff who make me feel at ease. I truly enjoy seeing them every six months!
My family has been receiving their high degree of expertise and superb treatments for 25+ years. Doctors, Hygienists, and the office staff are very professional/friendly. Everyone in the office listens to us, pays great attention to our needs and takes the time to explain things to us. The very best dentist office!
I love Dr. McNickle and his staff. When I come in for an appointment, they make me feel relaxed and at ease. I always know that Dr. McNickle is giving me the best quality dental care and that I matter to him as a patient. I highly recommend Stillwater Dental Associates to anyone looking for compassionate, high-quality care.
Our family loves Stillwater Dental Associates. The hygienists and Zach are great with all of our kids, and there is no fear of going to the dentist because they make the experience a fun time! We have always received great personal and gentle care, and we highly recommend SDA.