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TMJ Treatment

 

                    TMJ stands for temporal-mandibular joint. Temporal, as in temple area of skull;

                    mandibular as in mandible, or lower jaw; joint as in it's where the head and jaw

                    meet. Problems in this joint may be caused by a misalignment of the

                    teeth, trauma, or excess muscle tension. Aside from the two bones that

                    meet there, cartilage buffers them and five muscles are involved in the

                    area. If something goes wrong a good deal of trouble can result.

                    Problems in this area can cause: Headaches, Earaches, Trouble/soreness in

                    opening and closing the mouth, Clicking or popping of the jaw, Pain in the

                    jaw muscles, Soreness in the area, sometimes extending to the face.

                    Dental treatments for the condition can include replacing missing teeth,

                    moving teeth, adjusting the bite and filling gaps between teeth. There is no one

                    solution that is right for all cases. Sometimes a plastic mouthpiece is used to

                    prevent clenching or grinding that is contributing to the problem. If untreated and

                    taken to extremes, surgery may be required to repair a badly damaged joint.

                    Schedule  a consultation. We will discuss all your options including cost.


 


 

4793 McWillie Dr.

 

Jackson, MS 39206

 

(601) 366-4891