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TMJ Disorder and Your Dentist in Burlington

If you are having problems with your TMJ, or your temporomandibular joint, it’s time to schedule an appointment with your dentist in Burlington for a possible TMJ Disorder diagnosis.

Dr. Mike Morris is a trained and experienced oral appliance therapy provider who can determine if you are experiencing TMJD or have something else going on with your chewing system.

What is the Temporomandibular Joint?

Your TMJ or temporomandibular joint is what connects your lower and upper jaw together. These two joints rotate and slide when they are working properly. However, if something goes wrong, such as a blow to the head, TMJD may be in your future.

Other Causes of TMJ Disorder Include:

  • Poor Posture
  • Stress
  • Chewing Gum
  • Arthritis
  • Jaw Misalignment
  • Bite Problems

What is TMJ Disorder?

Also referred to as TMJD, the disorder affects the jaw joints and can be extremely painful. People suffering experience clicking and popping along with jaw joint lock, headaches and neck aches.

Some of the other symptoms of TMJ Disorder include:

  • Jaw Pain
  • Jaw Popping and Clicking
  • Chronic Earaches
  • Popping Sounds in your Ears
  • Sore and Stiff Jaw Muscles
  • Temple Pain
  • Headaches
  • Jaw Locking at the TMJ
  • Help for TMJ Disorder Sufferers

Splints and Mouth guards for TMJ Disorder

Mago is a plastic oral appliance that is designed for the upper jaw and front teeth. When used properly, it helps protect the teeth while relaxing the face and neck muscles. The non-invasive treatment helps your Burlington dentist diagnosis any problems that you might have with your chewing system while giving you guided alignment therapy with the orthopedic splint.

While some patients see results in just three months, some may see results in less or more time as, just like every mouth, every case is different.

Depending on you and your mouth, your TMJ doctor may recommend a custom made mouth guard. Mouth guards are worn at night and just like splints, help the joints get back to their true position while healing at the same time.

More than a tooth and gums doctor, Chittenden Dental also treats chewing system problems and imbalances. During your comprehensive dental checkup, Dr. Morris will look for any signs of TMJ Disorder that might include cracked teeth and/or worn teeth from clenching and bite problems.

After your examination, your Chittenden oral appliance therapist will come up with a treatment plan that will prevent further damage and prevent pain in the future.

TMJ Disorder Treatment in Burlington

If you have any of the above symptoms or believe you may be suffering from TMJ Disorder, call or send a direct message to Chittenden Dental.

You don’t have to be in pain. Call or send a text to Dr. Mike and his oral appliance therapy specialist team today.

 

 

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