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Proven TMJ Relief with MAGO Therapy

If you believe you have TMJ disorder, and you’re searching for relief from your pain and symptoms, I urge you to consider my advanced treatment option called MAGO Therapy. MAGO stands for Maxillary Anterior Guided Orthotic. A MAGO is a device that is worn over the teeth and adjusted weekly. This non-surgical, minimally-invasive therapeutic approach is one of the single most effective methods for providing long-term TMD relief. Through this method, the

proper alignment of the jaw joints in their resting position can be determined with extreme accuracy. This data can then be used to calibrate an oral split that provides precise positioning for optimal results and lasting relief. To date, MAGO Therapy is the ONLY type of splint therapy that has been scientifically proven to help with TMJ problems.

Hello, I’m Dr. Robert H. Thornton, DMD. I enjoy all aspects of Dentistry but I am especially passionate about the therapeutic treatments that produce big changes in my patients’ lives.

Many of my family members, myself included, have suffered from TMJ and Airway Dysfunction. Early on in my practice, I felt a calling to help people who were suffering from these types of complex issues. Many of my patients were suffering from TMJ disorders, bite problems, muscle pain, facial pain, headache pain, and jaw problems. I recognized that there was a piece of the puzzle that was missing and that there was a need for more advanced Dentistry in North Mississippi.

In 2008, I embarked upon a 4-year journey to further advance my skills in the diagnosis and treatment of complex patient cases involving degenerating chewing systems using Bioesthetic Principles, which focuses on complete dental restorative treatment for patients who have (TMJ) temporomandibular joint issues. I am a Level 4 Graduate having completed all 4 levels of training at The OBI Foundation for Bioesthetic Dentistry. I also had the privilege of becoming an OBI Board of Director Officer, in October 2022, and enjoy serving with colleagues.

Discover the Benefits of MAGO Therapy

Many of my patients are able to obtain relief from their symptoms in just a few short weeks of MAGO Therapy. Some of the advantages of this method are:

  • High rate of success: Debilitating symptoms can be reduced or, in some cases, even eliminated entirely.
  • Accuracy: Once the jaw joints are stable, an accurate diagnosis can be obtained. An accurate diagnosis is essential for treatment to be successful.
  • Scientifically proven: The MAGO Splint is the only occlusal device that has been scientifically proven to reduce TMD symptoms.
  • Minimally invasive: MAGO Therapy is a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment option that allows the patient to remain generally comfortable throughout the process.
  • Faster relief: Patients are generally able to obtain relief faster with MAGO Therapy than with joint surgery. It may take months for a patient to fully recover from surgery and experience the benefits of their treatment.

Biologic & Minimally Invasive Dental Treatments

The final phase in the treatment process once we have a diagnosis is to restore your dental system back to full health. We can do this by correcting any biologic issues at hand with holistic, minimally invasive treatments.

Your treatment plan may include several components, but rest assured that we will be as conservative as possible. Not only will this help you remain comfortable throughout the process, but it will also provide you with better, longer lasting results.

Contact us for TMJ & Facial Pain Relief

I am honored to be Tupelo’s trusted TMJ Dentist. If your symptoms aren’t going away or are seriously impacting your comfort or daily life, it’s important that you seek professional help from a TMJ Specialist. I invite you to contact my office at (662) 842-8514 to schedule a consultation.