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Patient Care specializing in
TMJ, TMD, facial pain, snoring, sleep apnea
Dr. Montgomery and his staff are devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of jaw problems, known as TMD or TMJ (Temporomandibular Disorders) problems, Neurogenic Facial Pains (Trigeminal Neuralgia and Idiopathic Tooth Pain), Headaches, Snoring, and Sleep Apnea. Scientifically valid, conservative approaches to diagnosis and treatment are cornerstones to our patient care. For more details, see our Guiding Principles page.
Dr. Michael T. Montgomery
Dr. Montgomery has managed these problems for 35 years, having completed two Residency Programs, directed Residency Programs in academic institutions, and taught full-time for 14 years (Tenured Associate Professor). He is credentialed as a Fellow in the American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP), a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain (ABOP), and in the past was a Fellow in the American Association of Hospital Dentistry. For more details on Dr. Montgomery's credentials, visit the About Dr. Montgomery page.
New TMD/Facial Pain/Sleep Apnea Patients
As a new patient, you are welcomed to complete the Office Forms online prior to the initial visit. Having the forms completed prior to the initial visit will save time, allow for more thorough responses, and thereby improve diagnosis and treatment. Let us know if you'd prefer having them faxed or emailed to you
Your initial visit is comprised of reviewing your history and symptoms, performing a clinical examination, taking a screening radiograph, explaining your problem and treatment options, and taking oral impressions if an appliance is to be fabricated. This visit generally requires 45 minutes to an hour of time. Note: Patients should bring any relevant TMJ appliances and orthodontic retainers with them. If patients have prior TMJ images or reports such as MRIs, CTs or a panoramic radiograph taken within the past year, bring them with you or have them mailed or emailed. Since the quality of photocopied images is generally too poor to allow for acceptable diagnosis, we discourage images that have been faxed or emailed. For Sleep Apnea patients, Sleep Lab Reports are requested and can be delivered via email, fax or in person. Patient treatment will be initiated to all patients at this visit if indicated.
We will bill your medical or dental insurance, whichever is likely to provide you with the best benefit. Because we can bill medical insurance and are authorized providers for many medical health plans, we are able to secure the best reimbursement from insurance carriers for your care. For most patients, the best reimbursement is through their medical insurance. This service is unique to our office as most dentists do not perform medical insurance billing and are not providers of medical plans. For more information, visit our Insurance Coverage page.
Generally, the Treatment for TMD and Sleep Apnea Patients is comprised of the initial diagnostic visit (1 hour), an appliance delivery visit one week later (30 minutes), and 2 to 3 follow-up visits (30 minutes each over the next 2 months).