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My teeth don't line up any more. Why?

If your teeth don't line up like they used to any more, you may be suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder, often called TMD. This is a term that can actually be applied to any condition that occurs because the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is inflamed.

The temporomandibular joint is essentially the hinge that holds your lower jaw to your skull, and when it is inflamed or damaged in any way, it can be extremely painful. You have two temporomandibular joint, one on each side of your jaw, and it is typical to experience TMD in both sides at the same time.

Shifting of the Teeth

The reason that your teeth may not line up as they once did is that the ball and socket joints are often out of alignment and, as mentioned above, often very inflamed as a result. In order to correct the problem, the doctor may prescribe dental orthotics such as a lower jaw splint.

Sometimes, the wisdom teeth can play a role in the shifting of the teeth as well. If shifting wisdom teeth is combined with TMD, it may be necessary to have your wisdom teeth removed. Dental splints may follow if your teeth don't shift back to their proper positions on their own.

TMD is certainly a difficult thing to deal with, so if you experience your teeth shifting, scheduling an appointment at our MADISON, Tennessee office is the smartest course. We want to help you get your smile back, so give us a call anytime.

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Thomasson Dental

1114 Gallatin Pk North, Madison, TN 37115 

Phone: (615) 865-1732 

Fax: (615) 606-7085

We are located in the greater Nashville area in the suburb of Madison, Tennessee. Our office is located at the red light at the intersection of One Mile Parkway and Gallatin Pk North, right next to Discount Motors.

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Hours of Operation

Monday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (we are open every other Friday)

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed