What Is TMJ?
TMJ is an abbreviation for temporomandibular joint. These joints are in front of each ear and attach the lower jaw to your skull. The temporomandibular joints are what allow your mouth to open and close, which gives you the ability to swallow, speak, and chew. Several problems can arise with the temporomandibular joint, which can be corrected through the use of TMJ appliances. Dental Partners of Boston offer custom appliances to our patients.
What are TMJ Appliances?
TMJ appliances are devices meant to correct issues associated with the temporomandibular joints. A TMJ appliance is similar to a mouth guard. It is designed to decompress the joint which prevents the effects of teeth grinding and teeth clenching. There is also additional relief for the patient as it changes the resting length of the muscles.
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We are all committed to excellence and exceeding the expectations of our patients.
You want to get good quality work done when you need it, and this place delivers. They work hard to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible. Everyone is exceptionally friendly and patient and kind. The work they do surpasses all of the anxiety.
Is a TMJ Appliance Right for You?
A TMJ appliance is an effective treatment for many patients suffering from disorders or pain related to the temporomandibular joints. Our trained dentists at Dental Partners of Boston will assess whether or not you need a TMJ appliance. If you require one, it is recommended that you get it custom-made to help with your pain.
TMJ disorders can be caused by any of the following:
- Teeth clenching or grinding
- Presence of rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis
- Soft cushion dislocation
- Head, neck, or jaw injuries
How Do I Get a TMJ Appliance?
The multi-specialty dentists at Dental Partners of Boston are highly skilled in treating TMJ disorders. Typically it only takes a single office visit to be fitted for one of our appliances. We’ll make sure there is a proper fit and that we answer all of your questions.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you’re interested in making an appointment with Dental Partners of Boston, please contact us today. TMJ appliances can help improve a patient’s life significantly. Our dentists and dental staff are prepared to answer any questions you might have about TMJ appliances or other dental procedures.