The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are located in the area in front of the ears where the upper and lower jaws meet. These ball and socket joints work in unison. Between the two bones of the joint sits the articular disc, a disc made up of a cartilage-like substance. This disc keeps the bones from rubbing against each other.
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Periodontal treatment is a branch of dentistry that deals specifically with gum disease and is responsible for managing the symptoms that aggravate the condition. Gum disease is a serious condition that must be given immediate attention because, if left untreated, it will proceed to destroy the soft tissues and bones that support the teeth. Comp... > More
Orthodontics refers to the treatment of improper bites that could have been a result of tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaws, or even both. The goal of our orthodontists here at the Family Dental Group is to enhance your dental health and ultimately make you look good and feel good about yourself. Orthodontic treatments aim to provide you... > More
Sleep apnea is the cessation of breathing during sleep, a common problem that affects both adults and children. Certain sleep apnea types can be treated by your dentist or oral surgeon. Your doctor may also be a part of the diagnosis and treatment.
The National Institutes of Health estimate that more than 12 million Americans have sleep... > More