Tempromandibular Joint Disorder is a disorder of the jaw joint that causes jaw pain, headaches, dizziness, and a variety of other medical problems.
What does TMJ stand for?
TMJ is short for 'temporomandibular joint disorder'.
TMJ is a disorder of the jaw that causes pain and discomfort in your jaw joint, because it's not functioning as it should be.
It may be caused by trauma to the jaw, or it may come over time with wear and tear. Teeth grinding or clenching may also cause TMJ.
Symptoms of TMJ
- Trouble chewing & biting
- Trouble opening your mouth
- Ear pain
How can I get help for TMJ?
The team at Cloverdale Crossing Dental Group can help you manage the symptoms of TMJ. We'll review your habits and lifestyle, and the symptoms you are experiencing, and help you understand why and how the disorder is affecting you.
Often, seeminglu insignificant lifestyle changes can help relieve TMJ symptoms.
We also provide custom appliances that can help you manage your symptoms.
Depending on the severity of your case, physical therapy or surgery may also be recommended for TMJ.
If you're experiencing any symptoms of TMJ, your Cloverdale Crossing Dental Group team is here to help!
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