Tempromandibular Joint Disorder is a disorder of the jaw that causes pain in the jaw, headaches, dizziness, and a variety of other issues.
What does TMJ stand for?
TMJ is an abbreviation for temporomandibular joint disorder.
This is a disorder of the jaw that causes pain in your jawbone, which is be caused by the joint in your jawbone not functioning as it should.
It may be caused by trauma to the jaw or wear and tear over time, as well as teeth grinding or clenching.
Symptoms of TMJ
- Trouble chewing & biting
- Trouble opening your mouth
- Ear pain
How can I get help for TMJ?
At ProActive Dental Studio, we can help you manage the symptoms of TMJ. We'll review your symptoms, habits and lifestyle choices, and help you understand how the disorder is affecting you.
Often, simple lifestyle changes can help relieve symptoms of TMJ.
We can also provide custom appliances that may help you manage your symptoms.
Depending on the severity of your case, physical therapy or surgery may also be recommended for TMJ.