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Established 1955

Welcome to our health education library. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.

How do I get treated?

In most cases, TMJ will resolve on its own even without treatment. If you have this condition, simple steps will address many of the discomforts you may feel. This includes:

  • Eating soft foods
  • Applying ice packs to the jaws
  • Avoiding jaw movements that might aggravate the symptoms like wide yawning, gum chewing, prolonged talking, yelling and singing
  • Stress-reduction techniques
  • Exercising jaw muscles
  • Massaging the jaws
  • Pain medicines

If you're thinking of taking pain medications, you can try taking some over-the-counter drugs for a short period of time. This includes:

  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol®)
  • Ibuprofen (Advil®, Motrin®),
  • Naproxen (Aleve®, Naprosyn®)

In many cases, this may not be enough. You should ask your doctor or dentist about other drugs, including muscle relaxants, antidepressants and steroids.In situations where it might be helpful, your dentist may employ mouth guards or bite guards, also called splints or appliances.

For some, TMJ becomes a long-term problem.

Patient Reviews

Of the people whose smiles I admire, I have asked 1 common question. "Who was your Orthodontist!" Overwhelmingly the answer has been Dr Lupini. That is inarguably the Greatest testimony for his work and the results that you also will receive!

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Please call our office to verify daily hours. We can be a little flexible to meet your needs.


Established 1955

John Lupini, DDS, MS, is the director of True Orthodontics, which specializes in early orthodontic treatment, teeth straightening, Invisalign alternatives, and treats children and adults. True Orthodontics serves all of the downriver communities including but not limited to Southeastern Michigan, Wayne County, Monroe County, Macomb County, Oakland County, Downriver, Trenton, Grosse Ile, Woodhaven, Trenton, Riverview, Wyandotte, Melvindale, Ecorse, River Rouge, Detroit, Taylor, Westland, Garden City, Lincoln Park, Allen Park, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Romulus, Belleville, Huron Township, Van Buren Township, Flat Rock, Rockwood, Gibraltar, Brownstown, Monroe, Frenchtown, Newport, Carleton, Southgate and surrounding communities.