Tempromandibular Joint Disorder is a jaw joint disorder that causes pain in the jaw, headaches, dizziness, and a variety of other problems.
What does TMJ stand for?
TMJ is the abbreviation for temporomandibular joint disorder.
This is disorder causes pain in your jawbone, which is caused by the joint in your jawbone not functioning the way it should be.
It may originate from trauma to the jaw, or wear and tear over time. It can also be the result of teeth grinding or clenching.
Symptoms of TMJ
- Trouble chewing & biting
- Trouble opening your mouth
- Ear pain
How can I get help for my TMJ symptoms?
At Willowbrook Dental Clinic, we can help you manage the symptoms of TMJ. We'll review the symptoms or are experiencing, your habits and your lifestyle choices, and help you understand how the disorder is affecting you.
Simple lifestyle changes can often help relieve symptoms of TMJ.
We can also provide custom-made appliances that may help you manage your symptoms.
Depending on the severity of your case, physical therapy or surgery are also treatment options for TMJ.