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TMJ Dysfunction Therapy

Man in dental chair holding cheek in painIn the US, millions of adults struggle with chronic pain, difficulty speaking and chewing, and impeded or complete inability to open and close the mouth. These patients may be suffering from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. This common oral health condition occurs when the small joints connecting the jaw to the skull bone are damaged or overworked. When this happens, patients experience significantly impeded daily function whether they’re chewing, speaking, or sharing a smile with friends. Lucky for patients of Southland Smiles, we offer a wide range of minimally invasive, maximally effective therapies for patients suffering from TMJ dysfunction, or simply TMD. Contact our team right away if you experience any of the common warning signs of TMD including:

Some of the first steps we encourage patients to take are making minor changes in habits to relieve unnecessary stress on the jaw. This can include any of the following at-home care steps: