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TMD

TMD, commonly know as TMJ, are a group of musculoskeletal disorders that involve the temporomandibular joint. Dr. Wesley Shankland is highly trained to treat these disorders. Some of the more common symptoms are: clenching; pain in the face; headaches; clicking, popping, or grating sounds; or jaws that get stuck.

Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) is a term that encompasses a vast array of disorders of the temporomandibular joints (jaw joints) and associated anatomical structures. Everyone has two TMJs, one on each side of the face located just in front of the ears. These two little structures can be responsible for intense, severe pain and suffering if one or both have been injured.

TMJ clicking, popping, sticking or simply pain can result if one is struck in the jaw, hit in a rear end motor vehicle accident, have their mouth opened for a long time (for example, for a dental procedure or to be put to sleep for surgery), or if a person simply grinds and/or clenches his or her teeth.

Other symptoms include headache pain, ear pain, neck pain, difficulty swallowing or frankly, any type of undiagnosed head or facial pain.

Dr. Wesley Shankland and his staff have been treating patients with all types of TMD problems since the early 1980s. They see patients from all over the world. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms, make an appointment to consult with Dr. Shankland.

Preventative Dentistry

Preventive dentistry is a practice of maintaining your oral hygiene by caring for your teeth to keep them healthy. It teach the patient how to prevent dental problems like cavities, gum disease, enamel wear etc.

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Invisible Orthodontics

Invisible orthodontic therapy is simple alternative to braces. Aligners are almost invisible and you can eat & clean your teeth normally.

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Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry means using the medication to help patient to get calm & relax during dental procedure. We can provide you with safe and effective sedation so that your appointment will be pleasant and comfortable as possible.

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Restorative Dental Care

Restorative dentistry is the diagnosis and integrated management of diseases of oral health problems and restoring mouth to functional and aesthetic requirements of the individual.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. When a fracture or decayed tooth is removed, a dental implant is placed in the jawbone to replace the missing tooth or teeth.

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Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is snoring with quiet pauses in breathing ending in gasping, snoring or choking sounds. Have you or your spouse awakened suddenly in a panic, not being able to breathe? If this continues, the diagnosis may very well be obstructive sleep apnea.

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TMD

TMD, commonly known as TMJ, are a group of musculoskeletal disorders that involve the temporomandibular joint.

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Facial Pain

Facial pain is a pain disorder of the face. It is mostly experienced by patient to one side of the face and can be described as sharp, dull, crushing, aching or burning.

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About Dr. Shankland

Dr. Wesley Shankland is highly trained in  general dentistry, restorative dentistry, and the treatment of TMD (TMJ) and other facial pain disorders.  He has been in practice since 1978 in Central Ohio.

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Staff

The staff at Dr. Shankland’s office in Westerville are dedicated to providing the best possible service to our patients. They are very knowledgeable in their fields, and most have been with him for many years.

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