TMJ is the joint that connects the lower and upper jaw. The term TMJ standsfor Temporo-mandibular Joint. This is one of the most complex joints in theentire body, capable of forward and backward movement, rotations, andside-to-side movements. TMJ often refers to complications and problems with thisjoint. Some of the most common symptoms of TMJ problems are:
- Limited movement of the lower jaw
- Clicking sounds
- Muscle spasms
- Locking of the jaw
Some potential causes of the disease include genetics, hormones, low-levelinfections, auto-immune diseases, trauma, and clenching or grinding of theteeth. Diagnosis and evaluation of such conditions are performed by dentistsexperienced in TMJ problems and treatments. Some common treatments are NightGuards, Bite Guards, and Bite Adjustments. Your dentist can guide you toward thebest treatment for you.
If you experience any TMJ problems or symptoms and you live in or aroundNew York please let us know. The doctorwill be happy to evaluate your situation and offer the best treatment possible.
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