TMJ is a condition that affects the jaw joint. Symptoms include: severe mouth and jaw pain, lock jaw, migraines and headaches, clicking and popping in the joint, severe tooth wear, cracked and chipped teeth and clenching and grinding. In severe and prolonged cases, permanent damage can occur in the joint requiring surgery and even point replacement. In most cases, TMJ can be first treated with an occlusal guard. Guards are fashioned in such a way as to allow the joint to realign eliminating most, if not all, of the symptoms. Dr. Hernann is proud to have taken several courses in TMJ diagnosis and treatment.
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