A Non-Surgical Solution to TMJ Disorder

TMJ Disorder, short for Temporo-Mandibular Joint Disorder is a condition where your jaw joints (temporo-mandibular joints) are constantly painful. The pain is not just disconcerting; more often than not, you cannot focus or concentrate on anything else because the pain can be so severe. It comes to a point when pain controls your life.

Pain is our body’s way of telling us something is wrong. It is a warning sign for more serious conditions. A bad bite is most often the root cause of TMJ Disorder. The bad bite can be the result of allergies you may have suffered in your childhood, thumb sucking, worn out dentistry, or the shifting of teeth after tooth loss. Misaligned jaws cause a strain on muscles throughout the face, head, arms, shoulders and back. And ultimately, the constant strain on the jaw joints leads to TMJ disorder. When left uncorrected, a bad bite can lead to problems with your health and comfort and cause aging problems.

An expert Abbotsford TMJ dentist, in the person of Dr. Steven Hill offers the use of a dental appliance, also called an orthotic that will change the position of your lower jaw to help your upper and lower teeth to come together in a comfortable position. This brings relief to the pain that is brought about by the constant strain placed on your jaw joints by the uneven bite. Fill up an appointment form on the good doctor’s website and get on your way to finding relief from the pain now.