Overland Park, KS Dentist

TMJ

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

This condition, sometimes called TMD or TMJ is typically characterized by pain, restricted opening, or popping noises coming from one’s jaw.  It is an inclusive term used to describe dysfunction of either the muscles that move the jaw or the jaw joint itself.

Jaw pain can be related to a grinding or clenching habit, which can benefit from the fabrication of a custom mouth guard or splint.  Severely worn teeth or dental work can also contribute to jaw problems. Overland Park dentist, Dr. Papinsick, will examine the jaw joint, jaw muscles, and your dentition in order to decide which course of action is individually appropriate for you.  More advanced cases that involve the direct dysfunction of the joint itself may require an evaluation by an oral surgeon. 

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Overland Park, KS Dentist

8625 College Blvd Suite 104,
Overland Park, KS 66210

(913) 353-4802 |

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Monday:
8AM - 5PM
Tuesday:
8AM - 5PM
Wednesday:
8AM - 5PM
Thursday:
8AM - 5PM
Friday:
8AM - 5PM
Saturday:
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Sunday:
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