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Dentist in Abbeville discuses the process of diagnosing and treating TMJ and TMD

diagnosing and treatment TMJ and TMD from Dr. Christopher Griffin in greenwood

Patients who are dealing with chronic areas of pain and discomfort such as the neck, jaw, and shoulders, and those who have severe headaches, may be dealing with a condition known as TMJ or TMD. TMJ is the temporomandibular joint. This joint is used for opening and closing the jaw for eating and speaking. When it becomes problematic, it can result in areas of pain. When this occurs, patients may be dealing with TMD, also known as temporomandibular joint disorder. Patients in the Abbeville area who are interested in diagnosing and treating TMD are encouraged to contact Dr. Christopher T. … Continue reading

Greenwood area patients learn the signs and symptoms of TMJ

woman in pain, treatment for TMJ and TMD from Dr. Christopher Griffin in greenwood

TMJ, known as the temporomandibular joint, is the joint that hinges the jaw. When it is injured or dislocated, it can become extremely painful and troublesome for patients. Also known as TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder), this condition can become chronic. Patients in the Greenwood area who are experiencing the signs and symptoms of TMJ should visit a dental practitioner, or a doctor, to seek a proper diagnosis and discuss the benefits of treatment.   There are several signs and symptoms of TMJ, which patients should be aware of and look for if they believe they are struggling with TMD. These … Continue reading

Greenwood area dentist answers, what are TMJ disorders?

woman pain symtoms treatment for TMJ and TMD from Dr. Christopher Griffin in greenwood

Patients in and around the Greenwood area who visit with Dr. Christopher T. Griffin often ask about problems associated with the TMJ, or the temporomandibular joint. This joint, which hinges the jawbones, is used to open and close the mouth and control the function of the jaw. However, many patients struggle with chronic TMJ disorders. Patients who are faced with this pain and discomfort may want to learn more, and often ask, “What are TMJ disorders?”   The TMJ can become problematic due to injury, dislocation of the jaw, or a displaced disc. When this occurs, patients may experience pain … Continue reading

What are the Symptoms of TMJ/TMD?

treatment for TMJ and TMD from Dr. Christopher Griffin in greenwood

TMJ/TMD is short for temporomandibular joints/disease. The two are often interchanged, but TMJ refers to the joint itself, while TMD refers to the constant struggles of dealing with the pain associated with the joint.   TMD is oftentimes associated with pain in the jaw. This pain can be a constant, dull pain or an intermittent, sharp pain. It can be mild to severe, come and go, and can cause problems sleeping and eating for individuals that experience it. There are several different kinds of TMJ/TMD problems, ranging from swelling and inflammation to misalignment of the jawbone.   Knowing how to … Continue reading

TMJ Symptoms

tmj jaw pain symptoms

Elbows and knees are hinging joints. Hands and feet are gliding joint. The jaw both hinges and glides. Hence, it’s also the most complex joint in our body. We also use it more than any other joint when we talk and eat. Therefore, its muscles, ligaments, and discs are constantly working.   The two jaw muscles are called temporomandibular joints or better known as the TMJ. Sometimes, patients experience symptoms of temporomandibular disorder or TMD.   More than 10 million Americans suffer from TMD, according to the Academy of General Dentistry. The TMJ association cites anywhere from 65 to 85 … Continue reading

Greenwood, SC, patients ask about treatments for TMJ and TMD disorder

woman in jaw pain treatment for TMJ and TMD from Dr. Christopher Griffin

TMD, or temporomandibular disorder, is a condition that is often identified by a clicking or popping sound in the jaw. It occurs when the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is misaligned or tense. Dr. Christopher Griffin of Greenwood, SC, has helped many patients understand why they’re experiencing jaw pain and provide treatments to improve the symptoms.  What is the temporomandibular joint? The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects the lower portion of the jaw to the skull. To locate your TMJ, place two fingers below your earlobe where you will feel the curve of your jaw. Hold your finger in place while … Continue reading

Implant dentistry is the ideal solution for missing teeth in Greenwood, SC

Implant dentistry is the ideal solution for missing teeth

Are you embarrassed about missing teeth? If you find yourself avoiding smiling because of missing teeth, it may be time to explore the benefits of implant dentistry. A beautiful smile is important in today’s society. People are drawn to beautiful smiles and your confidence can really suffer if you are dealing with missing teeth. Greenwood, SC dentist Dr. Griffin offers a solution by providing dental implants. What is implant dentistry? The magic of dental implants is that they replace the missing tooth root. Unlike dentures or bridges that rest on top of the gums, dental implants are placed into the … Continue reading

The dental implant procedure offers advantages for patients with missing teeth in Greenwood

implant procedure offers advantages for patients with missing teeth

Whether you have a single missing tooth, or several, the gap in your smile is probably affecting your self-esteem. Adults who are self-conscious about their smiles often hide them, either behind their hand, behind their lips, or simply by not smiling as often as they would like. If this sounds familiar, you may want to consider a dental implant procedure to eliminate the gap. A dental implant is a permanent solution that delivers the appearance and function you deserve. Dr. Christopher Griffin in Greenwood, SC, has been helping his patients improve their smiles with dental implants for many years. The … Continue reading

Abbeville area dentist describes the advantages of placing a dental implant

dentist describes the advantages of placing a dental implant

Abbeville area patients visit Dr. Christopher T. Griffin because he is a dentist who cares about the beauty and health of the smile. He offers a myriad of dental solutions for cosmetic enhancement and many individuals are excited to visit his practice to see what can be done for their smiles. Some improvements can address not only beauty but function and health, making it very important for patients to learn about the solutions readily available to them through his dental practice. Dr. Christopher T. Griffin is a quality dentist who offers his patients dental implants. Dental implants are restorations made … Continue reading

Dentist in Greenwood describes dental implants

Greenwood Dr. Christopher T. Griffin, DMD describes dental implants

Patients in the Greenwood area who are considering the most efficient and effective way of repairing their smile after tooth loss are urged to consider the benefits of dental implants. Dr. Christopher T. Griffin, DMD is an area dentist who believes in using dental implants whenever possible to restore the smile’s function and beauty. Dental implants are titanium artificial tooth roots which are placed into the jaw bone during oral surgery. When this is done, it stimulates the growth of bone around the implant which is how it obtains its strength. This process is known as osseointegration and is essential … Continue reading

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