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TMJ DENTIST Kearn NY Talks about TMJ Disorder
TMJ DENTIST Kearn NY You know, there’s something that has been getting a lot of attention lately.
Kearn DENTAL PATIENT You mean me? People have been looking at me a lot since I had my teeth
whitened. TMJ DENTIST Kearn NY That’s very nice. But
I meant TMJ. Kearn DENTAL PATIENT Who is TMJ?
TMJ DENTIST Kearn NY TMJ is not a who. It is a what.
TMJ is the name of the joint that connects your upper and lower jaws. TMJ stands for
Temp-oro-man-dib-ular Joint. Kearn DENTAL PATIENT Wow, that’s quite a
mouthful. TMJ DENTIST Kearn NY TMJ dysfunction is no
laughing matter. It can cause people a lot of problems, and possibly a third of the people
in the United NYs have it. Kearn DENTAL PATIENT A third? Wow. What kinds of problems?
TMJ DENTIST Kearn NY One of the most common is chronic headaches.
Kearn DENTAL PATIENT Oooh, I hate headaches. TMJ DENTIST Kearn NY Not only that, but they
can also cause aching in the jaw, cheek or teeth.
Kearn DENTAL PATIENT I hate aching in the jaw, cheek or teeth.
TMJ DENTIST Kearn NY Or dizziness or nausea. Kearn DENTAL PATIENT I hate dizziness or nausea.
TMJ DENTIST Kearn NY Or hearing loss. Kearn DENTAL PATIENT What’d you say?
TMJ DENTIST Kearn NY Or pain in the neck or shoulders.
Kearn DENTAL PATIENT What’d you say? TMJ DENTIST Kearn NY Or ringing in the ears.
Kearn DENTAL PATIENT What’s that sound I’m hearing?
TMJ DENTIST Kearn NY Now that was a joke. Kearn DENTAL PATIENT I keep trying. But seriously,
this sounds serious. TMJ DENTIST Kearn NY The TMJ is one of most
complicated joints in the entire body. The patient may not even feel that their jaw is
misaligned. But they feel tension in the jaw or face, neck aches, shoulder pain, and recurring
headaches. Kearn DENTAL PATIENT Did I mention I hate
headaches? TMJ DENTIST Kearn NY They may have gone to
different doctors without success and end up taking medication for the headaches but
never solve the problem. Kearn DENTAL PATIENT So what is the problem?
TMJ DENTIST Kearn NY Most often it is a problem with the bite.
Kearn DENTAL PATIENT The bite? TMJ DENTIST Kearn NY The alignment of the
teeth. It can be a single tooth that doesn’t match up when you close your jaw, or it can
be several teeth. Kearn DENTAL PATIENT Can that be fixed?
TMJ DENTIST Kearn NY Yes, a TMJ DENTIST Kearn NY can fix it. Sometimes simply by reshaping
teeth that aren’t matching up. Or with veneers or crowns. Or braces will solve the problem.
Also simple mouth guards can fix the whole thing.That’s what a TMJ DENTIST Kearn NY
can figure out. Kearn DENTAL PATIENT You must be a genius.
TMJ DENTIST Kearn NY Yes, I am. Often a person who has had headaches for years will find
they suddenly stop. It can be life changing. It is amazing.
Kearn DENTAL PATIENT That's amazing. TMJ DENTIST Kearn NY Now - this misalignment
in the jaw can also come from a car accident - like with whiplash - or some other physical
trauma. Kearn DENTAL PATIENT physical trauma can’t
be a good thing. TMJ DENTIST Kearn NY Once we’ve determined
and corrected any bite problems, the patient may also benefit by help from a chiropractor.
Kearn DENTAL PATIENT Chiropractor? TMJ DENTIST Kearn NY Yes. If the TMJ problem
has existed for some time, the jaw, head, neck or shoulders all the way down to the
spine, even the feet could be tense and misaligned, and need assistance to relax and re-align
so that the jaw does not go out of alignment again.
Kearn DENTAL PATIENT A chiropractor can help with that.
TMJ DENTIST Kearn NY Yes. It’s also possible a misalignment in the spine or shoulders or
neck could be causing the TMJ dysfunction. So once those are corrected, the TMJ problem
goes away. Kearn DENTAL PATIENT Fantastic.
TMJ DENTIST Kearn NY Sometimes people go to chiropractors first when they have headaches
or other problems. But if the adjustments don’t solve the problem, then they should
see a TMJ DENTIST Kearn NY to see if the bite may be part of the problem.
Kearn DENTAL PATIENT It’s kind of like you all work together.
TMJ DENTIST Kearn NY Well, the body’s parts all work together. They’re very interconnected.
For example, gum disease in the mouth can seriously affect other areas of the body.
Kearn DENTAL PATIENT Really? TMJ DENTIST Kearn NY Yes. The body is fantastic
- and complex. That’s why we sometimes need to involve doctors from multiple disciplines
to treat it. Kearn DENTAL PATIENT Wow. You really are brilliant.
TMJ DENTIST Kearn NY I like to think so. TMJ DENTIST Kearn NY Remember, regular visits
to a DENTIST Kearn NY can help you discover health problems early. See YOU - at your next
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