TMD – Tempromandibular Joint Dysfunction

The mandible (lower jaw) meets the maxilla (upper jaw) at the tempromandibular joint. The two bones fit together with a small cartilagenous disc acting as a small bumper. If this unit does not work in harmony there is pain in the joint or surrounding nerves and muscles. This can often be treated with medication, exercise therapy, bite adjustments, occlusal appliances or some combination to get total pain relief.
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The model above shows the jaw in alignment (left) and out of alignment (right).

 

 

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