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Millions of Americans suffer from TMJ and craniofacial disorders, many with debilitating symptoms. TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint, which is the spot in front of your ears where your jawbone connects to your skull. This TMJ joint is not a simple hinge like your knees and elbow nor is it a stable ball-in-socket like your shoulders or hips. Your hard jawbone is joined to your hard skull by soft, stretchable, and malleable tissue. Your TMJ has a very complex range of motion: open-close, forward-back, side-to-side, and any combination. Compare your jaw movement to the simple motion of your better-supported elbow, wrist, or shoulder.
Walnut Creek TMJ Specialist Dr. Julia Lee has the education and knowledge needed to diagnose and treat TMJ disorders. TMJ diagnosis involves non-invasive testing at The Center For Dental Implants and Dentistry, TMJ treatment usually consists of a safe, FDA-approved, a customized oral appliance that snaps over one arch (similar to a night guard) and restores a balanced bite. Every TMJ appliance at The Center For Dental Implants and Dentistry is created under the direction of Walnut Creek TMJ Specialist Dr. Julia Lee.
These TMJ disorder symptoms can grow to be so severe, they disrupt your daily activities and erode your happiness and quality of life. Thankfully, Walnut Creek TMJ dentist Dr. Julia Lee can address TMJ disorder with an easy-to-wear appliance that restores your natural bite and places your TMJ into a balanced position.