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Dentures vs Dental Implants: Pros and Cons


There are many reasons you might be missing a tooth: an accident, tooth decay, gum disease, dental fracture. Whatever the reason, there are a couple of good options for tooth replacement. The choice of which solution is best should be made after consulting with your general dentist about your unique situation. Our Cleveland TN Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons can perform the procedure for surgical placement of dental implants or secured dentures.

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Is Surgery Necessary for Curing TMJ/TMD?

TMJ disorders Symptoms and causes

TMJ disorders – Symptoms and Causes

The temporomandibular (tem-puh-roe-mun-DIB-u-lur) joint (TMJ) connects your jawbone to your skull beneath the ear, serving as a type of natural sliding hinge working with our muscles of mastication to make a wide range of movement possible as we speak, chew, yawn, etc.

TMJ disorders — also referred to as “temporomandibular disorder” or TMD — can cause pain in this area, sometimes temporary. In many cases, the pain from TMJ disorders is only temporary and can be treated with nonsurgical options. When other “appliance treatment” measures fail and a patient’s jaw can’t open, is dislocated, or is revealed to have severe degeneration, TMJ Surgery can offer relief if successful.

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