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What are the symptoms of TMJ? How are they treated?


Problems asscoitated with the TMJ are:
- locking of jaw - headaches - earaches( buzzzing in ear)-
chewing discomfort - mysofacial pain

Problems with the TMJ can arise from a variety of causesof
which include - malocclusions (improper bite) or bruxism
(teeth grinding).

The most common treatment is the use of a an occlusal
splint or stabalisation splint as they are sometyimes
called. These are removable devices moulded to fit the
upper or lower arches of the teeth to regulate an improper

Bite guards are often used to deal with symptoms resulting
from bruxism and are worn in the night.

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