The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ is one of the most complex joints in the body. It is responsible for your ability to chew, speak, smile, and much more. Unfortunately, when the TMJ does not function correctly, it can lead to a litany of painful and frustrating symptoms. This is often called temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD.
Country Hills Dental Center provides a variety of therapeutic treatments for patients living with TMD pain. Request an appointment to find out how we can help alleviate your TMD symptoms.
What Is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder?
The term temporomandibular joint disorder describing chronic pain in the TMJ. Because it can refer to such a wide variety of things, the causes, symptoms, and severity varies greatly from person to person. However, nearly every patient suffering from TMD experiences some degree of pain or discomfort.
- Teeth-grinding or jaw clenching
- Injuries to the jaw
- Malformation of the joint
- Dental Surgery
- Grinding or clicking sounds when the jaw moves
- Jaw pain
- Head pain
- Neck or back pain
- Ear and cheek pain
- Limited motion of the jaw joint