Temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJ or TMD, is a disorder within the jaw joint and is responsible for causing pain throughout the joint and surrounding muscles. It can range from a mild discomfort, to life-altering pain and dysfunction. Severe cases can result in obstructed eating and drinking and negatively impact on the health of the patient.
Signs you may need to be checked for TMJ:
- Pain in the jaw, neck and face
- Stiff jaw muscles
- Pain in the jaw joint
- Painful clicking and popping in the jaw joint
- Limited movement or a locking jaw
Our dentists are experienced in treating TMJ disorders and can assist you with a level of treatment that is best suited to your individual needs. If you suspect you may suffer from TMJ disorder, contact us
today to explore your options for pain relief and treatment.