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Top Rated Neuromuscular Dentist Explains TMJ / TMD Signs and Symptoms

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TMJ stands for the phrase temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD.  TMJ / TMD refer to a set of difficulties characterized by problems in the jaw joints and muscles.  Symptomatic problems arise when the jaw is not resting at its optimal position and cannot close in its correct muscle trajectory.  These disorders have a variety of causes, including birth abnormalities, development of allergies that affect the bite development, excessive jaw tension, stress, arthritis, injury, and genetics.  Neuromuscular dentists study the jaw system and use high-tech equipment to diagnose TMJ / TMD dysfunctions.  Misalignment of the chewing muscles and neck muscles can cause a great deal of discomfort and lead to obstruction of daily activities.  TMJ / TMD diagnosis is usually reached after a patient complains of one or multiple symptoms of neuromuscular distress, including jaw pain, unexplained loose teeth, or chronic migraine headaches.  Today, TMJ / TMD disorders are researched and studied more intricately than ever before.  Advances in the field of neuromuscular dentistry have made treatment of TMJ / TMD more effective than past methods. 

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If you or a family member is experiencing symptoms of TMJ / TMD, talk to a skilled Naples neuromuscular dentist.  Dr. Massa and his staff have years of experience helping Fort. Myers, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and Marco Island residents restore healthy bites and eliminate discomfort.  Call or email our office today for a consultation.

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