What You Need to Know About TMJ Disorders

You Need to Know About TMJ Disorders

The temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) connects the lower jawbone to the skull on either side of your face. The lower jaw and temporal bone adjust together as a ball and socket with a disk in between. Large pairs of muscles in the cheeks and temples move the lower jaw enabling us to talk, chew and yawn. If this system doesn't work properly, it can lead to various TMJ disorders. Such conditions are sometimes referred to ...

What All You Need to Know About Frenectomy

Dental Care

The frenulum is the small piece of tissue that anchors the upper lip to the gums. In most cases, it only extends to the ridge of the tooth where the crown ends and the roots begin. Normally, as a child grows the frenulum will appear to shrink back preventing it from being seen when they smile or speak. What Is a Frenectomy? There are instances where the frenulum is abnormally large and extends downward towards the upper ...