TMJ refers to your temporomandibular joint. This joint connects your lower jaw to your skull. The cartilage and joint can become stressed or worn, resulting in temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. This is sometimes referred to as TMJ. This condition may be caused by grinding or clenching your teeth at night or even subconsciously, which is clinically known as bruxism. Stress, arthritis and even an injury can all be causes as well. You may be suffering from TMD if you experience:
If any of these symptoms sound familiar, call our office for an appointment with our dentists. We may suggest wearing a mouth guard while you sleep, relaxation techniques, making lifestyle changes or even dental work. In some extreme cases, we may recommend surgery. The type and length of treatment we recommend will depend on the severity or your problem. Instead of living with jaw pain and mobility issues, call our office today to schedule your appointment with our team.