Dentistry recognizes the fact that there is a very delicate harmonious relationship between the teeth, facial muscles, and the temporomandibular joint. When this relationship is altered by injury or an improper bite relationship,the resulting painful syndrome known as TMD or TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction) arises.
Early Diagnosis and treatment is essential for avoiding more serious consequences. The following questions are useful in identifying jaw joint disorders:
Early treatment options may include: adjustment of the occlusion (bite), jaw repositioning with the May Appliance, physical therapy and treatment with medication.
Initial treatment objectives are designed to reduce muscle spasm, swelling in the joint, and restore a more harmonious relationship between the teeth, facial muscles, and the temporomandibular joint.
We now offer snore guards, mouthguards and football guards. For more information, please call our office at 530.541.3772.