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WHAT ARE TMJ DISORDERS?

  • When evaluating patients for the presence of a TMJ disorder, we review your medical and dental histories and then perform a thorough clinical assessment of joint symptoms and function.

  • Depending on your diagnosis, orthodontic treatment of a TMJ disorder may include oral appliances such as nightguards or stabilization splints to alleviate strain on the joints.

  • Methods of self-care, stress reduction, relaxation techniques and medications will also be recommended as needed to help alleviate the symptoms.

  • In certain cases a TMJ disorder may be referred for other types of care including prosthodontic treatment or a surgical procedure.