• What is TMJ/TMD?

    The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint connecting the lower jaw (mandible) to the skull (temporal bone). The lower jaw and the skull are connected by a number of muscles and ligaments, which function in harmony with each other if the lower jaw is in the correct position. The head

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  • Treatment of TMD

    Discussion and examination take place at the initial consultation appointment when the patient reports time of onset, duration and intensity of pain in the affected area. The examination explores the pattern of jaw movement to detect sounds and tenderness to gentle pressure. Further diagnostic testing

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  • Symptoms of TMD

    TMJ disorders have been called the "Great Impostors" due to the fact that many of the symptoms have overlapping characteristics, which often mimic other conditions. Because these symptoms masquerade so many other conditions, many people travel from medical doctor to medical specialist in

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  • Self-Assesssment Test

    Here are a few questions you may want to ask yourself, to help determine if you have any symptoms: Do you get an unusual amount of headaches? Y N Do you have a grating, clicking or popping sound in either or both jaw joints,

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  • Home Care for your Splint

    To Remove With your fingertips, pull up or down on the back outside edges of the splint, just under the plastic layer. To Place in Your Mouth Place the splint over your teeth in the correct alignment and push into place with your thumbs or forefingers. To Clean Remove the splint

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  • Causes of TMD

    The temporomandibular joints are among the most utilized joints in the body, due to their prolonged use during chewing, talking, singing, yawning, etc. Jaw dysfunction (TM dysfunction) means that the lower jaw is not in its proper relationship to the upper jaw. This frequently results in

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