TMJ Treatments in Elkhart

You don’t choose to experience dental health conditions, but you can opt for a better pathway towards treating them. Led by Dr. Swihart, Topping Dental Group has become the go-to dentistry service nested in beautiful Elkhart, Indiana. Our team is dedicated to providing top-notch care for dental conditions such as Temporomandibular Joint disorders (TMJ). Read on to learn how we process your treatment and a little more about the condition itself.

Comprehensive TMJ Treatment at Topping Dental Group Elkhart

Our robust team will use a range of excellent treatments for the direct treatment of TMJ and associated conditions. These can include but are not limited to:

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  • Orthodontic Work:

Orthodontic work, such as the use of retainers, can help correct improper bites and misalignments that may lead to TMJ. We make sure to curate a full treatment pathway and will keep you informed at every step. We may also use specialized oral appliances to help reduce jaw tension and teeth grinding, especially in severe cases.

  • Medication:

For the treatment of pain and inflammation. TMJ can be an uncomfortable condition, and suitable prescribed medication will assist you with quality of life as you undergo the various steps of our treatment pathway. This will ensure a more pleasant treatment experience, especially if any corrective work is needed.

  • Bite Adjustments:

Resolving bite irregularities is not only helpful for TMJ disorders, but many other possible conditions as well. As such, TMJ caused by misalignment can serve as a good justification to resolve an improper bite, which will significantly assist with long-term dental and oral structure health. The presence of TMJ is a good sign that dental development has been stunted in some way, and we’re here to resolve those issues.

What Is TMJ, and How Is It Treated?

The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. As such, it’s used often, and sometimes disorders occur in that area. These can cause pain or dysfunction, potentially leading to lateral symptoms such as headaches, clicking sounds, and trouble chewing. 


TMJ treatment can approximate a range of approaches, and capable dentists often fuse these to create a customized treatment plan suitable for each patient.

What are the common symptoms of TMJ disorders, and can they be reduced?

and even dull aches can be common. As the jaw is used for so many actions from eating to talking, these inconveniences can lead to stress and uncomfortable daily experiences. That’s why it’s so important to speak to Dr. Swihart should you require a comprehensive examination, and customized treatment plan.

Is TMJ treatment a long, involved process?

It’s hard to put an exact timeline on how long your TMJ treatment will take, as the exact response will be defined by many variables. However, you will be informed at every step of the way, as Dr. Swihart ensures no stone is left unturned in your treatment. One thing is for sure, starting the treatment after a full inspection will immediately yield results, as we can help you address the pain and other symptoms of the condition. We also make certain you have a clear understanding of the process and consent to any treatment steps taken.

Can TMJ be affected by lifestyle factors?

Not all dental conditions are caused by lifestyle factors, although some can be exacerbated by them. We also believe lifestyle changes can help address this condition. Stress management, avoiding excessive chewing, correct posture, and maintaining good health habits can be the start of the process. However, remember that these are hardly the only influences, and if you need corrective work it doesn’t mean you’ve been inconsiderately managing your dental health. Where necessary, our treatment plans will also help you more easily pursue a pain-free life and empower you with methods to resolve those symptoms.

Does my insurance cover TMJ treatment?

Depending on the particular health insurance coverage you hold, we work with verified insurers to make sure the cost of treatment is affordable. We have a pedigree of helping many clients through necessary treatment and endeavor to keep our work affordable, while still maintaining world-class standards for our cherished patients.

During Your First Visit

At any of our Topping Dental Group locations you can expect to have a warm and welcoming experience with our entire staff. We know that healthy teeth start with health gums so here’s what you can expect on your first visit with us.

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Experience & Professional Insight

Our diverse team of specialists and accredited professionals can service all manner of dental applications, conditions, and long-term treatment pathways to ensure your dental environment remains as healthy as it possibly can be. With our personalized treatment plans and irreplaceable years of insight, we can assist you with any disorder, including and beyond TIMJ.

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Well-Equipped Facilities

Our well-equipped clinic offers support from primary services to advanced services and treatments. We regularly have entire families visit us and our comforting location, from children up to elderly clients. Our comfortable, reassuring, and state-of-the-art facility can provide you with the exact treatment you need on-site, without worrying about constant referrals and deferments.

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A Proven List of Trusted Clients

Our treasured list of excellent clients has come to us for years, speaking of our quality and dependability. We make certain that each patient leaves our offices in a better mood, be that through thorough dental cleaning, corrective treatment, or our high-quality standards of care.

What Other Elkhart Patients Are Saying

Everyone at Topping Dental Group is lovely, professional and top notch. Kathy does a fantastic job of cleaning my teeth, so thoroughly and it's always great to chat with her.
Dr. Swihart & the whole staff at Topping are excellent. I have been going to Dr. Swihart for a few years and the care and professionalism of everyone in the office is always above and beyond. I called in with a chipped tooth and was scheduled the same day. They worked me in without hesitation and corrected the issue. I’d highly recommend this office to anyone in need of a family dentist!
Staff is always friendly. Have not had a bad experience so far and have been going to them for over 10 years for my dental needs.
Have been a patient for 2 years now. Very pleased with Doctor Swihart and his staff.
By far the best dentist I have been to, very clean and welcoming!
Very professional and friendly!
Excellent practice. Ashley does a great job. Only concern was I thought $197. was a bit high for cleaning and measurement only when I didn't see the dentist.
Kathy is a delightful, competent, kind dental professional . Pleased with all the services I have had from cleanings to crowns. Work is painless. Thank you for your service.
Always clean, professional & concerned. I also appreciate the K-LOVE station, in the waiting room!
You will find friendly staff here that will treat you like family!

Meet our Elkhart Dental Team

Dr. Jeffrey A. Swihart

Dr. Jeffrey A. Swihart


Holly Swihart

Holly Swihart

Office Manager & LDH

Lauren Christophel

Lauren Christophel

Insurance Specialist

Angela Eger

Angela Eger

Expanded Dental Assistant

Nancy Hernandez

Nancy Hernandez

Front Office/Scheduling Coordinator

Sydney King

Sydney King

Dental Assistant

Sharon Motz

Sharon Motz

Expanded Dental Assistant

Kathy Vantine

Kathy Vantine

Dental Hygienist

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