Do you often feel pain or tenderness in your jaw area? Or are you experiencing difficulty in opening or closing your mouth because of the locking of the joint? It might be a symptom of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. If this happens, head over to Metro Dental clinic to check and diagnose your condition right away.

One of our TMJ specialists will perform a complete examination and assessment of your condition. We know how painful TMJ disorder can get, so we will make sure to provide you with the right treatment.

What Is TMJ Disorder?

TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. These are the joints that are located on both sides of your face and in front of your ears. It connects your lower jawbone to your skull to support the movements of your mouth which include eating, chewing, and speaking.

TMJ disorder refers to any dysfunction within this area of your mouth. When the muscles and/or ligaments become irritated or inflamed, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) often occurs. The condition may be acute or chronic, depending on the state of your joint's dysfunction. Regardless, people would usually feel extreme or mild pain.

What Causes TMD?

TMJ dysfunction can be caused by a variety of things, it can be due to injury or a wrong bite. Some of the most common them include

Head Injuries
Improper Bite
Acute Trauma
Arthritis around TMJ
Bruxism (Clenching or Grinding of Teeth)

Treatments for TMJ Dysfunctions

In some cases, especially in mild conditions, the patient may recover by undergoing TMJ dysfunction therapy. In cases when the symptoms continue to persist, there are available treatment options for TMJ dysfunction. It can range from self-care therapy to open surgery. This all depends on the severity of the patient's TMJ disorder. Here are some of the treatment options for TMD:


Oral Splints or Mouth Guards
Physical Therapy

Just remember, always consult a TMJ specialist if you experience any pain around your jaw bone. This will help you find the best treatment options based on your TMD.

For any questions or concerns about TMJ dysfunctions, kindly reach out to our TMJ specialists.

Our team is more than happy to help and assist you with any oral health and dental wellness concern. Start booking a consultation at Metro Dental clinic by clicking this link: 

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