Common Questions About Temporomandibular Joints

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A temporomandibular joint is a complex mechanism in your body that uses sockets, ball joints, connective tissues, and muscles all in tandem to accomplish vital tasks for your oral health. Listed below are common questions about temporomandibular joints:

What is a temporomandibular joint?
a.) Joints located in your jaw that help play a role in speaking and eating
b.) A form of cosmetic dentistry that requires covering up damaged teeth
c.) A joint in your body responsible for sleep apnea
d.) Another name for dental veneers

True or False: Temporomandibular joints can regrow tooth enamel.
a.) True
b.) False

What effective treatments can be used to treat jaw ailments?
a.) Meditative techniques including yoga and biofeedback
b.) Stress reducers
c.) Ice packs for inflammation
d.) All of the above

True or False: Temporomandibular joints are commonly referred to as TMJs
a.) True
b.) False

Answer Key: a, b, d, a

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