TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint, the joint that connects your lower jaw to the rest of your head. TMJ, or TMD, disorders occur when this joint becomes stressed, misaligned, or injured. You may develop a TMJ disorder due to stress, bruxism (grinding and clenching of the teeth), arthritis, or trauma and injury to your neck, head, or jaw.
Symptoms of TMJ disorders include:
When you visit our practice, our dentist will help you determine the cause of your TMJ dysfunction and create a treatment plan to meet your needs. We may recommend jaw and facial relaxation exercises, lifestyle changes, restorative dental treatments, mouth guards, or jaw surgery.
To learn more about TMJ treatments and to make your appointment with our dentist, please contact our office today.