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Equilibration May Lessen TMD Pain

 

If you are one of more than 10 million Americans who suffer from temporomandibular disorder (TMD), a condition that causes face, jaw and neck pain, relief may be found in a dental procedure called equilibration, according to Jerry Butler, DDS, FAGD. Equilibration involves the selective reshaping of the top surfaces of the teeth to provide normal balance and to stabilize the jaw joint.

 

Updated: November 2008

 

 

 
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