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TMJ TREATMENT

Temperomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the skull (temporal bone), It is located in front of the ear. Pain in this joint is known as TMD syndrome (temperomandibulal dysfunction syndrome). It is caused by trauma to the joint such as grinding or clenching the teeth during the day or night. It is expressed by pain in the facial muscles or the joint itself (in front of the ear) which can radiate to the neck or shoulder. Subjects can also experience ringing of the ears and hearing loss, or sounds like clicking and/or popping, and in extreme cases locking of the jaw.

The most common dental treatment for TMD syndrome is using splints or bite plates (nightguards) to relieve symptoms and restore joint health, along with an analysis of the bite to determine if there is a deficiency that triggers the parafunctional activity (grinding and clenching).
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