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We are excited to say that our office will be open to see patients for restorative and hygiene services on June 1st. We have implemented and exceeded the CDC and ADA guidelines for personal and patient protection against COVID transmission. Some of what you will notice is...
Do you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines? Do you clench and grind your teeth? Do you suffer from jaw soreness, stiffness, or popping and locking? You may be one of millions of Americans suffering from TMJ or TMD, and you may not even realize it.
A sailboat requires a complex system of ropes, pulleys, and hooks to catch a wind in the sail and get moving. Your jaw is also made of an incredible team of muscles, bones, joints and tissue in order to function. If anything affects any one part of these pieces in your jaw, it could lead to chronic pain and problems with the joints in your jaw. TMJ is a broad term that includes any of this pain of dysfunction.
TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint, and TMD stands for temporomandibular joint dysfunction, although the two terms are often used interchangeably.
Did you know that more women report having TMJ than men? Otherwise, there are a few risk factors that increase your chance of having TMJ:
If any of this sounds familiar, we may be able to help you with Splint Therapy.
Splint Therapy uses a custom mouth guard or oral appliance that you wear during sleep. This appliance prevents the teeth grinding, clenching, and TMJ tension that is the source of your pain. Splint Therapy offers incredible relief without prescription medication or invasive surgery.