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TMJ disorders (an acronym for temporomandibular joint disorders) describe a variety of dysfunctions that target your jaw’s joints. As the pivots that allow your lower jaw, or mandible, to move about, TMJs are subject to an incredible amount of activity and pressure every day. When they are damaged, inflamed, misaligned, or are otherwise not functioning properly, the condition is often referred to as a TMJ disorder. Depending on the nature of your jaw’s troubles, TMJ disorders can generate a wide variety of symptoms, including chronic headaches, popping sensations, and trouble moving your jaw, among many others.

Custom, Non-Invasive TMJ Treatment

Because TMJ disorders differ so greatly in nature, treating the condition is often different for each patient. In many cases, however, Dr. Peter Ruggiero can help patients find relief from TMJ disorder through a custom-made appliance that helps the jaw rest more comfortably. Like bruxism treatment, a TMJ appliance is worn at night, while you sleep, and helps ease stress and pressure so your jaw joints can rest and heal.

In extreme cases, you may need to visit an oral health specialist, such as an oral surgeon, to correct a more a complex underlying condition, such as a congenital jawbone deformation or severely damaged jaw joints.

Treat Your TMJ Disorder Today

If you suffer from chronic discomfort in your jaw, face, head, and neck, then you may be experiencing symptoms of TMJ disorder. To find relief, ask your dentist about TMJ treatment by calling Cedar Dental in Cedar Rapids, IA, today at (319) 364-7108. We also welcome patients who live in Mount Vernon, Iowa City, Hiawatha, and all nearby communities.

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