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Common Ways We Can Treat Your Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)
Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD), which was formerly known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ), is an interesting condition because it can be hard to diagnose and often mimics many other conditions...

Jaw Pain Could be Linked to Other Pain Causing Conditions
Chronic pain and reduced function of the jaw joints, muscles and other surrounding tissues is generally known as a temporo-mandibular joint disorder (TMJD or TMD)...

Dental Services
... Services we offer include: Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Emergency Dental Treatment If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

Adjust Your Diet to Accommodate TMD to Maximize Nutrition
Eating is one of the pleasures — and necessities — of life, but people who suffer from temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) may find eating no pleasure at all — and they may not be eating the right nutritional balance of foods...

Know the Facts Before Considering Botox for Jaw Joint Pain
If you have chronic jaw joint pain you may have heard of using Botox to relieve discomfort from temporomandibular disorders (TMD)...

Use These Techniques to Enjoy Healthy Foods Even with a Jaw Joint Disorder
...This is the situation for millions of people who suffer from problems associated with the jaw joints—temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD)...

3 Areas to Watch to Avoid Excessive Tooth Wear
...Over time, bruxism can accelerate tooth wear and cause other problems like TMD...

Your 'Toothache' Might not be Caused by a Tooth
...Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)...

Seek Coordinated Treatment If You Have Both TMD and Fibromyalgia
...Known collectively as temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD), these jaw joint problems cause pain, muscle spasms and difficulty moving the jaws that can interfere with eating and speaking...

Reducing Teeth Grinding Leads to Better Sleep and Better Dental Health
...It may also contribute to jaw joint pain and dysfunction related to temporomandibular disorders (TMD)...

Follow These 4 Tips for More Comfortable Eating With Chronic Jaw Pain
...What's worse, in an effort to avoid the pain associated with a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) you might make less than nutritious food choices...