Facts About TMJ

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If you’re interested in knowing all about the TMJ disorder, then you have come to the right blog. Our surgeons, Dr. Robert Stemme, is happy to tell you all about the disorder so you know all you need to know! The more you know about TMJ, the better. To give you the information you need, our surgeons is happy to share the following TMJ facts with you:

-The temporomandibular joints are the joints that hinge your jaw. In fact, they connect the jaw to the skull. They make it possible to open and close your mouth.

-TMJ disorder symptoms include difficulty chewing, locking and clicking in the jaw, pain in the jaw, ear pain and more.

-There are many causes of the TMJ disorder, like joint misalignment, jaw injury, arthritis, stress, bruxism, teeth misalignment and more.

-Treatments available for the TMJ disorder include the use of a bite guard, prescribed medications, relaxation techniques, physical therapy, stretching, soothing the jaw and more.

-Your surgeons can help treat the disorder by prescribing you a bite guard. The bite guard can protect your teeth and jaw at night while you sleep.

Do you have any questions about the TMJ disorder in Chesterfield, Missouri? If so, please reach out to our dental team at St. Louis County Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery by dialing 314-434-0493. When you contact us, we will be more than happy to give you the answers and information you’re looking for. We’re excited to hear from you!