What is TMJ – TMD

 

What is TMJ – TMD?

You know a lot of people come in and say that they have TMJ and actually we all have two TMJ’s. It’s the temporal mandibular joint and that’s what opens and closes the jaw. Some people actually have TMD which is temporomandibular disorder and that can be as simple as grinding their teeth and clenching their teeth. But it also can be a little bit more severe or more advanced. It can contribute to migraines, vertigo, seashell in the ears. It can really cause some debilitating conditions and there’s some really nice non-surgical techniques that we use. It would be neuromuscular dentistry to take into account the muscles of the face and the jaw to help correct TMD and to eliminate a lifetime of pain and a lifetime of symptoms that people have really dealt with for a long time.

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