Tempromandibular Joint Disorder as a disorder of the jaw joint that causes jaw pain, as well as headaches, dizziness, and a variety of other problems.
What does "TMJ" mean?
TMJ is the abbreviation for "temporomandibular joint disorder". This is disorder causes pain in your jaw joint, which is caused is not functioning the way it should be. It may originate from trauma to the jaw, or wear and tear over time. It can also be the result of teeth grinding or clenching.
Symptoms of TMJ
Any of the following may be symptoms of TMJ:
- Trouble chewing & biting
- Trouble opening your mouth
- Ear pain
How can TMJ symptoms be treated?
The Ladner Village Dental team can help you manage the symptoms of TMJ.
After reviewing the symptoms you are experiencing, as well as your habits and your lifestyle choices, we'll help you develop a plan to relieve your symptoms.
In many cases, simple lifestyle changes can often help relieve symptoms of TMJ. However, we can also provide custom-made appliances that may help as well.
Depending on the severity of your case, physical therapy or surgery are also treatment options for TMJ.