Surrey dentist treats painful TMJ/TMD jaw joint problems

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The temporomandibular joint is the joint connecting the lower jaw to the skull (also known as TMJ). The temporomandibular joint is supported by muscles that make it possible to open and close the mouth. The pain, discomfort or tenderness in or around these joints are referred to as TMJ disorders. Symptoms of TMJ disorders include ear pain, fullness of the ears, dizziness, neck pain and headaches, biting problems (malocclusion), clicking sounds, or locked jaws.…

Surrey dentist discusses the connection between missing teeth and TMJ disorders.

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According to American association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 69% of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease, a failed root canal or tooth decay. In most patients, the front missing teeth are immediately replaced by dental implants, since they are the most visible, but missing teeth at the back are often ignored. Without the support of back chewing teeth, as the teeth randomly…

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