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Stop Your Suffering: Have Your TMJ Disorder Treated Today

  • March 21, 2014

Perhaps among the different health issues a person can have, one of the most uncomfortable conditions anyone could experience is a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. This involves the jaw joints on each side of the head in front of the ears which connect the mandible or lower jaw to the skull’s temporal bone and the surrounding muscles that control jaw movements. It may be caused by an injury or blow to the jaw or a dislocation of the TMJ and teeth grinding or clenching that puts pressure on the TMJ.

From pain in just about every part of the face, from the jaw joint area extending to the ears and even going outward into the neck and shoulders, it just gets worse each time the sufferer moves his/her jaw to eat or speak. Evidently, there will be a restriction in what the person could bite and chew because there is a limited ability to open the mouth wide, and mealtimes would be marked by the annoying clicking or popping sounds that the jaw joints would make each time the mouth opens and closes.

On top of the discomfort and inconvenience, TMJ disorders also affect the person’s appearance and general disposition, from swelling on one or both sides of the face to as bad as the jaws getting locked or stuck in an open or closed position. And if that’s not enough, TMJ disorders can feel worse what with the dizziness and ringing in the ears that can get in the way of your daily activities.

But with treatment for TMJ disorders readily available from Columbia SC dentist Dr. Doug Forbes at his Total Dental Care of South Carolina clinic, no one needs to endure its many prolonged symptoms. Dr. Forbes can help you determine the root cause of your condition and perform the necessary treatment, starting with conservative therapies like wearing a splint or night guard or corrective dental treatments using braces before considering surgery.

Call 803-272-4162 to book your appointment for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment from South Carolina dentist Dr. Forbes.


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