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Have you ever heard of the temporomandibular joints? Although they are rarely talked about, the temporomandibular joints, also called TMJs, are extremely crucial in the proper function of your mouth and smile. The TMJs are complex ball-and-socket joints within your jaw that facilitate the movement of your mouth for chewing, speaking, and eating.

However, if the TMJs become injured or damaged, they will not function effectively. Various causes of TMJ disorders include bruxism, underlying ailments within your body, arthritis of the jaw, increased stress and anxiety within your life, and direct facial damage due to blunt trauma and injury.

In some cases, TMJ treatment methods can be used without the assistance of a professional. Chewing gum, biting your nails, and eating hard foods can all lead to TMJ disorders, so limit or avoid the habits completely. If you have any stress in your life, take the necessary methods to remove them from your life. Various treatment methods include biofeedback, meditation, yoga, relaxing music, and a focus on a stress-free lifestyle. If you begin to show any signs of jaw pain or jaw discomfort please schedule a visit to come see us.

For more TMJ advice and treatment from our team at Aspire Surgical, come in for a visit. If you would like an oral exam with Dr. Mark Ryser or Dr. Shamo, please book an appointment to come see us at our office in Lehi, Utah. We can be reached at 801-768-1155. Come in today and improve your smile with our help.