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Treat TMJ in Tampa, FL

Reduce TMJ Symptoms and Restore Health and Function

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10 Million

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research tells us that up to 10 million Americans have a TMJ disorder.* * http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/oralhealth/Topics/TMJ/

The Pain of TMD Is Real

TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) can cause serious discomfort and sometimes acute pain in the jaw joint. Without intervention, this problem is allowed to continue and may worsen the symptoms.

Dr. Sarah Jockin has extensive training in TMD thanks to her credentials obtained through the prestigious Dawson Academy. Contact our Lake Park Dental offices today for an examination to determine if you could have TMD.

Symptoms of TMD

Specially Trained Doctor Treats More than Just the Symptoms

Dr. Sarah Jockin has extensive training in TMD thanks to her credentials obtained through the prestigious Dawson Academy. She looks for the root of the problem and addresses the underlying cause, instead of simply masking the symptoms. The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) connects the jaw to the skull, so misalignment due to teeth grinding, arthritis or damage to the joint can cause pain and requires proper treatment.

Dr. Jockin uses several techniques to diagnose and treat patients who have TMD

Two of the most common solutions include:

  • Occlusal adjustments. This involves a minimally-invasive to smooth down the tops of the upper and lower molars so the teeth fit together better.
  • Night guards. Custom-created night guards are worn during sleep and keep the jaw in a neutral position. They also prevent tooth grinding, which can lead to tooth enamel erosion.