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TMJ Therapy
 
TMJ Therapy
 
The objective with TMJ therapy is to bring harmony to the teeth and jaw joints (TMJ) so the muscles are not overworked. Jaw muscles that are overworked produce soreness to the muscles very similar to the response of overworked muscles as a result of a hard workout at the gym. This instability, if not corrected can result in many different unfavorable oral conditions.

How are TMJ disorders treated?

Initial treatment of TMJ disorders can vary depending on the severity. Treatments may include soft diet, prescribed medication and the use of a specially designed and custom-made orthotic appliance fabricated of a hard acrylic. This appliance is also known as a bite

splint and rests over the top surfaces of the bottom teeth. When properly designed and customized to a patient's unique situation, an orthotic appliance redistributes the forces on the TMJ and muscle systems while specifically guarding and carefully guiding certain joint movements.

 

TMJ Therapy

TMJ Therapy

Does Treatment Work?

Since the TMJ’s are one of the most complex joints in the body, it could take time to restore natural harmony. Depending on the severity of the problem, treatment requires patience and a change in some habits. The majority of cases find great relief and successful management of this condition through the use of this appliance.

 

 
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