TemporoMandibular Joint disorders occur as a result of problems with the jaw, jaw joint, and surrounding facial muscles that control chewing and moving the jaw. These disorders are often incorrectly called TMJ, which stands for temporomandibular joint.
Common symptoms of TMJ include:
- Pain or tenderness in the face, jaw joint area, neck, shoulders or around the ear.
- Limited ability to open your mouth wide.
- Jaw that gets “stuck” or “locks” in the open or closed position
- Clicking, popping, or grating sounds in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth (which may or may not be accompanied by pain) or chewing
- May occur on one or both sides of the face
In our office we’ve been treating patients with TMJ for more than (30) years. We deliver care that is unique to your symptoms and offer orthodontic intervention along with various appliance therapies.