Excellent Dental Care Center Reports on the TMD Treatment Approach
Individuals find they don’t need to have teeth extracted or make use of conventional braces to treat their TMJD in many cases, ExcellentDentalCareCenter.com announces
Tacoma, WA – June 14, 2018 /MarketersMedia/ —
According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, between five and 12 percent of the population suffers from a condition known as TMJD or temporomandibular joint and muscle disease. Young children are more likely to be affected as are women. Pain is often reported with TMJD as are popping noises when the joint is moved. Furthermore, patients frequently report they have trouble chewing and sensitive teeth tend to be an issue. Thankfully, a Tacoma dentist can be of great help in treating this issue, and non-extraction braces are often the preferred choice.
“The health of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is of great importance to a person’s overall health. When a person finds it difficult to chew or has pain when carrying out daily activities, he or she may not maintain a healthy diet. Sensitive teeth can lead to the person avoiding many foods also. As a result, TMJD must be treated promptly to ensure additional health problems do not arise. Fortunately, there is no need to remove teeth to treat this common condition,” Dr. Thai Nguyen of Excellent Dental Care Center explains.
Patients as young as six years of age can be treated for crowding teeth and malocclusion using this method to prevent issues from developing with the TMJ. Non-extraction braces allow the teeth to be moved without the need for removing one or more. The upper jaw and teeth are the focus of the treatment, as opposed to the lower jaw, and these braces tend to be less conspicuous than their conventional counterparts.
“Children and adults are often self-conscious when wearing traditional braces. They don’t like the look of the metal brackets and wires. When this option is selected, the appearance is only minimally impacted, if at all. While some will still need traditional braces, the time spent wearing them may be reduced by combining them with this treatment option,” Dr. Nguyen continues.
Research shows the majority of pre-orthodontic children have one or more problems with their temporomandibular joint. When one or more teeth are removed, this may lead to the person clenching or grinding their teeth, and this only exacerbates the problem. A dentist in Tacoma can help treat these issues and more.
“Contact our office today to learn more about non-extraction braces. We also offer general dentistry, preventative dentistry, dental implants, emergency care, and more using the TMD approach. Come experience Dentistry Beyond Expectation,” Dr. Nguyen recommends.
About Excellent Dental Care Center:
A comprehensive dental care center with offices located in Auburn and Tacoma and operated by Dr. Thai Nguyen and Dr. Audrey Nguyen. Excellent Dental Care Center focuses on non-extraction orthodontics and applies the TMD treatment approach to provide dental care for their patients. Since 1999, EDCC has helped create beautiful and healthy smiles in Auburn, Tacoma, and neighboring cities. Come experience Dentistry Beyond Expectation.
Name: Dr. Thai Nguyen
Organization: Excellent Dental Care Center
Address: 11212 S 11th St #20 Tacoma, WA, 98405
Phone: (253) 272-6242
For more information, please visit https://www.excellentdentalcarecenter.com/locations/dentist-tacoma/
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