TMJ is the joint that connects the lower and upper jaw. The term TMJ stands
for Temporo-mandibular Joint. This is one of the most complex joints in the
entire body, capable of forward and backward movement, rotations, and
side-to-side movements. TMJ often refers to complications and problems with this
joint. Some of the most common symptoms of TMJ problems are:
Limited movement of the lower jaw
Locking of the jaw
Some potential causes of the disease include genetics, hormones, low-level
infections, auto-immune diseases, trauma, and clenching or grinding of the
teeth. Diagnosis and evaluation of such conditions are performed by dentists
experienced in TMJ problems and treatments. Some common treatments are Night
Guards, Bite Guards, and Bite Adjustments. Your dentist can guide you toward the
best treatment for you.
If you experience any TMJ problems or symptoms and you live in or around
Lakeway, please let us know. The doctor
will be happy to evaluate your situation and offer the best treatment possible.
This video is cleverly done but is also packed with lots of good information. If you have symptoms like
popping or clicking, pain, difficulty opening or closing in your jaw joint, this video will give you a
good foundation on what is going on. Good news is that we can help. Call for an appointment anytime!