Total Patient Care Dentistry

Total Patient Care Dentistry - Rutland, Vermont Dentist

Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome

TMJ syndrome can be caused by the trauma of teeth grinding and clenching. This continual hammering on the temporamandibular joint can change the alignment of the teeth. Muscle involvement causes inflammation of the membranes surrounding the joint.

We can often address this by fitting the patient with a custom-made disocclusion splint which prevents contact of the posterior teeth.

 

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