Anywhere between 40 to 75% of adults in the United States have experienced at least one symptom of Temporomandibular Disorder – more commonly referred to as TMD. And trust your Dripping Springs dentist when we tell you … it isn’t a pleasant experience. Fortunately, we can help you feel normal again with TMJ treatment in Dripping Springs.
What is TMD in Dripping Springs And How Does It Affect Your TMJs?
The temporomandibular joints (TMJs) are on either side of your face, directly in front of the ears. They connect the jawbone to the skull. And they’re not simple … in fact, they’re the most complicated joints in the human body. Because of them, we’re able to open our mouths properly and move our jaws from side to side with minimal effort.
TMD is a condition that can be brought on by …
- an accident or blow to the face
- a bad bite, bad habits (like nail biting)
- teeth clenching
- and excessive gum chewing.
… And even cradling a phone between your head and shoulder can lead to it or aggravate TMD if it’s already present. So be sure to use your hands on that next call!
TMJ Treatment Is Available In Dripping Springs
As your dentist, we will complete a thorough examine to find out if you have TMD. If your jaw joint is causing you discomfort and getting in the way of living your life, we want to help. Our TMJ treatment in Dripping Springs is designed to provide effective relief so you can forget that you have it. Call today for a thorough exam!TMJ Treatment Dripping Springs
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