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Some patients are living with the symptoms of TMJ, (Tempro-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome). The symptoms can be very painful, with a negative impact upon the quality of life, personally and professionally. Some of the most common symptoms of TMJ include:

  • Severe headaches
  • Jaw pain
  • Facial aches and pains
  • Tender jaw
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Pain while chewing
  • Jaw locks that hinder movement
  • Pain in jaw joint
  • Grinding teeth
  • Ringing in the ears
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What causes TMJ?

The joint in the jaw, called the temporomandibular joint, is a complex system that involves both a hinge and sliding motions. The movement of the jaw can be smooth and easy when the jaw is correctly aligned and the small disk that absorbs shock is functioning as nature intended. A disorder can occur for various reasons, including:

  • The shock-absorbing disk has eroded, or more commonly, has moved out of correct alignment.
  • The cartilage in the joint has been damaged due to medical conditions or trauma.
  • The joint is damaged after an impact such as a vehicle accident or sports accident.
  • In some cases, the condition merely appears, and has an unknown cause.
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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Due to the increased health concerns regarding COVID-19, we are now scheduling Virtual Consultations.

The virtual consultation can help answer questions, provide guidance and help ease your mind. This is an area recently approved by the American Dental Association. During this process you become a patient of our dental practice by filling out new patient forms. This process is to familiarize the doctor with your Medical and Dental history which will be reviewed before your virtual appointment. The insurance portion will be used for billing purposes.

Depending on your needs you can schedule for one of the two types of consultation

Consultations:

1. Limited Visual Consultation: Limited to one tooth or one area of concern. (10minutes)

2. General Visual Consultation: Answers to your questions to more than one area of concern. (20 minutes)

What we need from you prior to your Consultation time:

1. X-rays that you have from previous dentists up to five years old.

2. Pictures of the area taken by your smart phone from different angles. Take as many from different views as possible. Including pictures of your smile and bite. We have found using your flash on your phone and focusing will help.

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