Advanced Solutions for TMJ
Do you suffer from chronic pain in your jaw and face, experience "popping" sounds when you chew and talk or have symptoms such as headaches or lockjaw? If so, the problem may be TMJ. This condition affects more than 10 million people in the U.S. alone. And it’s more than just painful — over time it can cause serious damage to your jaws and teeth.
TMJ Dysfunction is a popular term to describe a disorder of the jaw joints or the muscles that control the joints. Symptoms masquerade as a multitude of other problems such as sinus headaches, migraines, neck and shoulder stiffness and earaches.
Many people suffer from TMJ symptoms and do not realize there may be a very conservative remedy. Occlusal guards can relieve the pressure on the joint by modifying the musculature which usually will eliminate the pain and tenderness associated with this condition. Additionally, wearing a guard can save valuable tooth structure from being damaged, thereby preventing the need for additional procedures such as crowns. There are several types of occlusal guards that may be used to treat specific TMJ problems and people with excessive grinding habits. As with all procedures, the doctors and staff review all options with you in order to make the proper decision.
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