Posted by: Dealon Dental - A DC Dental Company | December 22, 2010

Dentist Supplies for TMJ

dentist suppliesI am one of the unfortunate souls who must deal with TMJ disorder, also known as temporomandibular joint disorder. Jaw pain, clicking noises, and the occasional unhinging of the jaw are my life. I can’t enjoy biting into an apple, eating taffy, or opening my mouth to yawn. Yes, it is an uncomfortable life, but there is hope for me and other sufferers out there! Before you ask your dentist for surgery, there are dentist supplies that can be used to fix or alleviate the problem. Surgery is only necessary for a small percentage of patients. The most common line of treatment is the use of a splint or mouth guard. A splint can reduce stress to the jaw and repositions the lower jaw into the socket.

Another method of treatment is occlusal equilibration which is the reshaping of the biting surface of the teeth. It will allow your lower jaw to close properly into position. However, if the problem lies within the structure of the jaw joint, surgery might have to be performed. Surgery is the last resort when all other options have failed.

If you have frequent jaw pain, talk to your dentist to determine if TMJ is the cause. Dentists can purchase dental supplies online for TMJ problems from Dealon Dental at a low cost.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Dealon Dental!

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