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Did you know that your jaw is extremely crucial for the complex tasks that your mouth requires, including speaking correctly, as well as eating and chewing? A complex ball-and-socket joint in your jaw known as a TMJ is the mechanism through which everything else works.

Your TMJs, also known as your temporomandibular joint, are ball-and-socket joints that effectively function to process all of your mouth’s many functions. However due to their nature, if a single piece is damaged, it can cause problems for all other areas of your head and face area.

When damage arises in your TMJs, it is known as a temporomandibular disorder, also known as a TMD. Fortunately, TMD’s can be treated. Effective treatment methods for TMDs include yoga, biofeedback, calming music, ice packs, heat packs, and medications. If a TMD continues, further oral health treatments will need to be administered by your dentist. Enhance your smile this fall with effective TMJ treatments to ensure your mouth and jaw can function as intended.

For more TMJ advice and help from our team at TLN Family Dental, come in for a visit. If you would like an oral exam from Dr. Tammeka Nickleberry, please book an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Houston, Texas. We can be reached at (713) 723-2600. Come see us, and let us show you the benefits of a better smile today!