Treatment of TMD / TMJ with Medical Insurance

There is a great deal of disagreement between insurance companies about whether TMJ Conditions are considered by medical or dental. Insurance companies will try to avoid covering the cost of temporomandibular joint related claims for several reasons.

The cause and treatment of TMJ disorder is very controversial.

Insurance Companies believe there isn’t enough scientific research available to solidify them covering it as there are many treatment paths available for TMJ disorder. This allows insurance companies to pass the responsibility of the TMJ back and forth between medical and dental insurance without committing to either (and sometimes denying coverage for any treatment at all).  Unfortunately, it is understandably difficult for an insurance company to consider paying for any treatment that is not proven to be 100% successful.

Thankfully here at AzTMJ we will gladly check with your Insurance provider for pre-authorization of Treatment as we accept most major medical insurances and fight them tooth and nail to get your treatment covered.

At AZTMJ, Dr. Stan Farrell is one of the best-qualified doctors in the country for treating TMJ pain. His state-of-the-art treatments are proven to alleviate pain over the long term without the dangers of addiction to prescribed medications. Dr. Stan Farrell’s non-invasive approach to treating TMJ, which includes the use of a dental splint device, can often reposition the jaw without discomfort and helps strengthen facial muscles to assist in maintaining the proper jaw position over the long term. If you or someone you know is experiencing jaw pain or any type of facial pain please schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Farrell at 480-945-3629 or visit us at for more information.