What Is TMJ?

a dental patient suffering from tmj disorder

TMJ Disorder
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder affects a vast majority of the population and it occurs when both sides of the patient’s mouth around the jaw area begin to experience discomfort. Specifically, this kind of discomfort would include pain while chewing as well as a stiffness or tightness when trying to speak. We utilize advanced technology to examine and diagnose our patients and determine whether or not they have TMJ disorder.

What Causes TMJ?
TMJ is caused by different things and it really depends on the person, this is why it’s very important that you get a full evaluation before you’re diagnosed and treated. Some causes of TMJ are listed below:

  • Jaw misalignment
  • Having poor posture
  • Having major Arthritis
  • Being under intense stress
  • Excessive gum chewing
  • Injury to jaw or teeth
  • Constant teeth grinding

Most patients who are dealing with TMJ can have the disorder for many years before they every realize that they are suffering from it. Also, most patients only discover that they are suffering from it once jaw pain starts to set in. Also, TMJ can cause headaches, dizziness, earaches, shoulder pain, and toothaches. Schedule an Appointment if you are exhibiting any of the above symptoms and you feel as though you may be suffering from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder then it would be in your best interest to reach out to our office to schedule a consultation. Doing so would allow our doctor to provide you with a thorough examination.

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