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Colonial Dental Group Cosmetic Dentistry Blog - Dooley, Lewis, and Quezada

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Chipped Teeth and TMD Treatment

One of the most common symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) is chipped or cracked teeth. For patients suffering from TMD, grinding the teeth at night can cause chipped teeth.

The temporomandibular joint is the hinge-like joint that allows the lower jaw to move in any number of different directions. When this very important joint comes out of alignment, it can cause many different health problems. One of the ways your body reacts TMJ is by grinding the teeth.

Your body wants your jaw to rest in the most comfortable position possible; if you have TMJ, your body will grind your teeth, looking for that position. Grinding your teeth can cause chips and cracks to appear in your smile.

The experienced neuromuscular dentists at the Colonial Dental Group in Glenview, Illinois have a variety of different TMJ treatments they can use to help realign your jaw and help you put a stop to grinding your teeth.

After our dentists have identified the severity of your TMJ, they can prescribe a treatment including dental procedures that can better align your jaw, mouth guards to protect your teeth at night, or even electro-therapy to help relax the muscles surrounding the temporomandibular joint.

To learn more about neuromuscular dentistry and how it can help you put a stop to grinding, chipping, or cracking your teeth, please contact the Glenview, Illinois neuromuscular dentists at Colonial Dental group today to schedule your initial consultation.

posted by Erica at 10:26 AM

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