Online Dental Education Library
The Kuttler Dental Team strives to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums.
For helpful information about everything from nutrition to oral hygiene, we highly recommend MouthHealthy from the American Dental Association. MouthHealthy is a great resource, filled with tips you will actually use in everyday life.
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People with temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) often have a clicking or popping sound when opening and closing their mouths. Such disorders are often accompanied by frequent headaches, neck aches, and in some cases, tooth sensitivity.
Some treatments for TMD include muscle relaxants, aspirin, biofeedback, or wearing a small plastic appliance in the mouth during sleep.
Minor cases of TMD involve discomfort or pain in the jaw muscles. More serious conditions involve improperly aligned joints or dislocated jaws. The most extreme form of TMD involves an arthritic condition of the jaw joint.