TMJ dysfunction


What is the temporomandibular joint?

What we call the TMJ is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the temporal bone of the skull. You’ll find this part just in front of the ear on both sides of your head.

How does TMJ dysfunction manifest itself?

You would notice something wrong because you would experience pain or clicking of this joint.

What causes TMJ dysfunction?

Causes can include increased muscle activity, increased sensitivity to pain, wear and tear to the inside of the joint, certain types of arthritis and injury.

How is TMJ dysfunction treated?

Treatment depends on the severity of the case and on its cause. If you think you may have TMJ dysfunction, then speak to your dentist to find out more about it and see what treatment he or she would recommend.