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$75 for New Patient Exam, X-Rays and Cleaning

Available 7 Days a Week
$75 for New Patient Exam, X-Rays and Cleaning

Sweet Tooth Smiles
Dental Exams & Cleanings

TMJ Therapy

TMJ stands for temporal-mandibular joint. Temporal, as in temple area on the skull; mandibular as in mandible, or lower jaw; joint as in its where the head and jaw meet. Problems in this joint may be caused by a misalignment of the teeth, trauma, or excess muscle tension. Aside from the two bones that meet there, cartilage buffers them and five muscles are involved in the area. If something goes wrong a good deal of trouble can result.

Problems in this area can cause:
Headaches
Earaches
Trouble/soreness in opening and closing the mouth
Clicking or popping of the jaw
Pain in the jaw muscles
Soreness in the area, sometimes extending to the face

 
Dental treatments for the condition can include replacing missing teeth, moving teeth, adjusting the bite, filling gaps between teeth, etc. There is no one solution that is right for all cases. Sometimes a plastic mouthguard is used to prevent clenching or grinding that is contributing to the problem. If untreated and taken to extremes, surgery may be required to repair a badly damaged joint.

Sweet Tooth Smiles Dentistry

6611 FM 1464 Suite D
Richmond, TX 77407

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Richmond Dental Office

6611 FM 1464 Suite D
Richmond TX 77407

346-368-0100

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Monday 9AM - 7PM
Tuesday 9AM - 7PM
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Friday 9AM - 7PM
Saturday 9AM - 3PM
Sunday 9AM - 3PM

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