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TMJ and TMD

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Do you find yourself complaining about persistent tension headaches, jaw pain, or worn teeth? If so, you may be surprised to find out that the cause could be from a painful jaw disorder called TMJ (also referred to as TMD). Your Burleson dentist at Cherry Blossom Family Dentistry can treat TMJ to lessen or entirely suppress your discomfort and pain.

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction/disorder (TMJ/TMD) is a fairly common problem that affects anywhere between 20 to 30 percent of the adult population. The age group that suffers from TMJ are usually in their 20 to 40s. TMJ is more common in females, and tension headaches are the main symptom of TMJ. Nobody should have to put up with tension headaches on a regular basis, and while they aren’t life threatening, they can be debilitating.
The tension headaches that are caused by TMJ come from the joint of your jaw and surrounding muscles. Our jaws and the surrounding muscles are extremely complicated with all of the movement required to eat, speak, smile, etc. The most common cause of the stress reaction that results in TMJ is from grinding and/or clenching your teeth (typically while you sleep). Our dentists will administer a series of tests to determine why you may be suffering from TMJ, and once they find the cause will develop a personalized approach to treat your specific condition.

Call Cherry Blossom Family Dentistry today at 817-529-4300 to book an appointment, and start treating your TMJ today.

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