How Does a Dentist Treat TMJ?
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders impact the complex joints that allow your jaw to work on either side of your face. These disorders can cause mild symptoms such as jaw clicking or grinding noises to constant discomfort and inability to open your mouth all the way. It’s estimated that over 10 million Americans suffer from some type of TMJ disorder .
Your dentist is an integral part of treating jaw and bite disorders, but how does a dentist treat TMJ? Treatment for TMJ has shifted over the years to include more conservative approaches to managing the disorder. Here’s how your dentist may treat your TMJ.
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