Presley Orthodontics, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry


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TMJ Health


As with your knee joints, your jaw joints take quite a beating! Over the


years, breakdown can occur. When this happens, pain and tenderness


result. There is no formal dental specialty to refer patients for treatment.


We have seen improvement and reduction of symptoms in many patients


by providing what is termed ''conservative, non-invasive treatment''.



Many times we can construct a bite splint to free up your mandible and


allow the inflammation and the associated pain in the joint ligaments


and chewing muscles to subside. Following several weeks of adjustment,


your mandible finds its ''sweet spot''. At that time, a conservative bite


adjustment is performed on your teeth. This allows the upper and lower


teeth to come together at the same time. The bite interferences are


therefore eliminated.



Sometimes, the teeth are in such poor positions, that they throw the


mandible off this ''sweet spot''. This is where orthodontic treatment can


help. A stable bite with straight teeth is much easier to maintain joint


health. Occasionally, several of your teeth are so damaged from the


bite being out of sync that they require crowns to reconstruct the shape


that they used to have before all of the damaging wear occurred.



Whatever your needs are, we can help. There is a low percentage of


cases that need a specialist to perform joint surgery, so the odds are


in your favor!








Presley Orthodontics, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry 204 Fort Union Blvd. Ste102, Midvale, Utah 84047 801-561-9999
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