Are you suffering from TMD/TMJ Disorder ?
If you answer yes to any of these following, you maybe suffering from TMD:
Are your teeth chipping and are the front teeth worn flat on their edges?
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD or TMJ Disorder) is commonly caused by disharmony in the joint-bite relationship. The majority of TMD sufferers are unaware of the root cause of their problems.
The chewing system attempts to correct a bad joint-bite relationship by distracting the lower jaw joints from their sockets so that our teeth can mesh together when we close. This places stress on the TMJ discs,ligaments, and muscles that facilitate jaw movement and may lead to TMJ pain and muscle spasms in the face, head, and neck. The disharmonious joint-bite relationship will also trigger muscles that cause grinding (Bruxism) which erodes teeth and jaw joints.
TMD / TMJ Disorder is a common condition with a wide variety of symptoms:
Treatment for TMD/TMJ Pain
TMD is like having a torn cartilage in your knee. Without proper medical treatment, you will suffer from pain in the knee, ankle, foot, and muscles.
Dr. Alavi can diagnose and effectively treat the underlying causes of the TMJ disorder by utilizing a diagnostic/therapeutic splint. This splint transforms a bad bite into a good bite and aligns the jaw joints in their respected sockets thereby reducing the stress to your teeth, muscles and joints. It is a safe, noninvasive and reversible treatment. You will feel immediate relief in most cases on the first night of using the splint.
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