DeSoto, TX Dentist, Lantern Dental, 412 E. Pleasant Run Rd DeSoto, TX 75115
Monday: 9AM-5PM | Tuesday: 9AM-5PM | Wednesday: 9AM-5PM | Thursday: 10AM-5PM | Friday: 9AM-1PM | Saturday: Closed | Sunday: Closed

Dallas, TX Dentist Lantern Dental, 3616 S. Lancaster Rd, Dallas, TX 75216
Monday: 9AM-5PM | Tuesday: 11AM-6PM | Wednesday: 9AM-5PM | Thursday: 9AM-5PM | Friday: Closed | Saturday: 9AM-4PM | Sunday: Closed

Jaw/TMJ

People who grind their teeth can sometimes develop a serious problem with their jaw, which left untreated, can adversely affect the teeth, gums and bone structures of the mouth.

One of the most common jaw disorders is related to a problem with the temporomandibular joint, the joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull, and allows your upper and lower jaw to open and close and facilitates chewing and speaking.

People with temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) often have a clicking or popping sound when opening and closing their mouths. Such disorders are often accompanied by frequent headaches, neck aches, and in some cases, tooth sensitivity.

Some treatments for TMD include muscle relaxants, aspirin, biofeedback, or wearing a small plastic appliance in the mouth during sleep.

Minor cases of TMD involve discomfort or pain in the jaw muscles. More serious conditions involve improperly aligned joints or dislocated jaws. The most extreme form of TMD involves an arthritic condition of the jaw joint. Traumatic injuries also can cause jaw dislocation.

In these cases, jaw surgery may be required to correct the condition. Some jaw surgery can be performed arthroscopically.

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Lantern Dental

DeSoto, TX Dentist

412 E Pleasant Run Rd

Desoto, TX 75115-3936

972-274-9300

Dallas, TX Dentist

3616 S. Lancaster Rd

Dallas, TX 75216

214-374-7100