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More About TMJ


TMD is an abbreviation for Temporomandibular disorders. Sometimes people incorrectly use the term TMJ to refer to these problems, when in fact TMJ is the abbreviation for the temporomandibular joint — or jaw joint — itself. TMD describes a group of conditions characterized by pain and dysfunction of the TMJ and/or the muscles surrounding it.

Millions of people suffer from chronic headaches and unexplained pain each year. In many cases, dental problems and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) are to blame. Few dentists and physicians are trained and experienced at diagnosing and treating TMJ disorders, which can be related to a patient’s bite.

Most patients who suffer from TMJ dysfunction do not recognize the symptoms or realize that they have a dental related problem. There are a number of factors that contribute to TMJ dysfunction, the most common symptoms include teeth grinding, frequent headaches, neck and facial pain, clicking or popping in the jaw joints, and tooth wear. Some signs and symptoms of TMD are:

Jaw Pain

Restricted Jaw Movement

Clicking Sound with Movement

Difficulty Opening the Jaw (Chewing and Talking)

Trouble Sleeping

Back and Neck Pain

Ear Aches

Headaches

Migraines

Dealing with a health problem that causes chronic pain can often extend symptoms well beyond the physical, resulting in behavioral and mental problems such as depression and anxiety. Call our office today to learn more.

If you have self diagnosed your symptoms and are not ready to see a specialist, it’s important for you to try and reduce the pain with some of these at home tips:

  • Consciously relax your face.
  • Throw out that pack of gum.
  • Make an effort to chew food evenly on each side of your mouth.
  • Sit up straight and try not to sit with your chin rested on your hand.
  • Apply ice and moist heat to the area to minimize pain and inflammation.

If you are in pain or are having difficulty opening or closing your jaw, a thorough examination can help pinpoint the problem area; then an appropriate remedy can be recommended.


Common Questions


What are some causes of TMJ?
  • Inflammation
  • Sore Muscles
  • Strained Tendons and Ligaments
  • Disk Problems
What happens after a TMJ consultation?

Once our doctor has seen you for a consultation, you’ll be given a breakdown of what’s going on and a treatment plan on how to best address your symptoms.

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