If you're suffering from temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMJ syndrome also known as TMD, life can become pretty difficult. The pain of TMJ syndrome can compromise the jaw joint and the surrounding muscles. That's why Dr. Mac Lee offers TMJ treatment at his office in Edna, TX.
The TMJ acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. Dysfunction can lead to pain and discomfort. Some of the symptoms include jaw pain, difficulty chewing and clicking and locking of the jaw joint.
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Many of Dr. Mac Lee's clients believe their jaw pain is due to a medical problem when it's actually a dental problem. Common treatments include special plastic orthotics that fit over the lower teeth. The orthotics balance the bite the same as a foot orthotic would balance one foot shorter than the other. Medication is rarely necessary.
Symptoms of TMJ dysfunction include: