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Dr. Christopher Moore and Associates Want the Public to Understand Tempero-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction

April 30, 2017 – Peterborough, ON – Tempero-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction, usually called TMJ or TMD, is one of the most common dental issues that many people do not realize they suffer from. If a person believes they may be suffering from TMJ, they should visit a dental clinic with TMJ specialists at their earliest convenience. Dr. Christopher Moore and Associates can treat a wide variety of dental issues, including TMJ.

TMJ is a blanket term for several dysfunctions which affect the jaw muscles and the joints which connect the lower jaw to the skull. Problems within these joints and muscles can be easily mistaken for medical conditions originating in other areas of the head and neck, which is why many people do not realize they even have TMJ. In fact, estimates are that between 20-30% of the population suffers from TMJ to some degree.

Common symptoms of TMJ include:

  • Headaches, often severe, which can mimic other headache types such as stress headaches or migraines.
  • Pain in the muscles of the jaw, neck, or upper back.
  • A difficulty biting, or a feeling teeth are not aligning correctly when the mouth is closed.
  • Hearing loss.
  • Tinnitus
  • Dizziness

Without treatment of the underlying cause, symptoms will often progress over time, becoming more debilitating. Proper treatment means focusing on the jaw joint factors related to the pain, restoring proper function, and improving overall health.  

Dr. Moore suggests those who believe they suffer from TMJ contact the Dr. Christopher Moore and Associates clinic for a free consultation.

About Dr. Christopher Moore and Associates

Dr. Christopher Moore has more than twenty years’ experience serving Ontario, ever since his graduation from the Schulich School of Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario in 1994. In that time, he has gathered a superior team of highly-trained dental and TMJ specialists capable of offering a wide variety of general, restorative, and cosmetic dental procedures. From standard checkups, to TMJ pain, to full-mouth restorations, Dr. Christopher Moore and Associates are the dentists to call. 

For more information or press inquiries, contact (705) 742-5666 or visit https://drchristophermoore.ca.

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