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Our temporomandibular joints or TMJ are found at the base of the joints and muscles in the jawline. These specific joints make it possible for us to open and close the mouth. Found on each side of your head, these joints work together simultaneously to help you chew, speak and swallow.
There are many reasons why people suffer from TMJ. They include arthritis, injury, tooth decay, poor jaw alignment, stress, teeth grinding and dislocation from an accident. TMJ and TMD often cause discomfort and pain, leading to patients seeking relief from symptoms. Symptoms can be temporary or last for years. Working closely with the team at Basin Dentistry can help you regain the use of your jaw and relief from painful TMJ side effects with general dentistry.
Are you concerned you may have a jaw disorder? Symptoms of TMJ and TMD are:
Diagnosing TMJ is extremely important to receive the treatment and help you need to find relief from symptoms. Call Basin Dentistry today to gain an accurate diagnosis with our advanced dental technology and equipment.
TMJ and TMD are not something that we want any of our patients to experience, but if you do experience severe jaw pain, you can count on the team at Basin Dentistry for help.
For more information about TMJ treatment, call us at (432) 217-0089 today to schedule a consultation.