Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

WHAT IS TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT DISORDER?

TMJ Disorder

TMJĀ disorders affect the jaw muscles, temporomandibular joints, and the nerves associated with chronic facial pain.

Your temporomandibular joints are located on both sides of your face, just in front of your ears. The TMJs connect your lower jawbone to your skull and assist in movements like chewing and speaking. TMJ dysfunction occurs when the muscles and ligaments around your jaw joints become inflamed or irritated. It can be caused by trauma, an improper bite, arthritis or wear and tear.

Symptoms of TMJ

  • Aching teeth or jaws
  • Facial pain
  • Pain or stiffness in the neck and shoulders
  • Headaches
  • Earaches
  • Issues with jaw joint – clicking, popping, grating noises or “locked” jaw
  • Tinnitus (ringing or other noises in your inner ear)

How we can help

Splint and mouth guards to correct teeth positioning

Dental correction including replacing missing teeth, or using crowns, bridges to restore proper alignment

Using braces to realign and balance your bite

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