TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. This joint acts as a sliding hinge that connects your jaw to your skull.
While everybody has a temporomandibular joint, when somebody says that they have TMJ, they are generally referring to a disorder of that joint commonly referred to as “lockjaw.”
A disorder in the TMJ is often associated with pain or discomfort. It may be difficult to identify the exact cause of your pain, but there are several potential culprits:
Fortunately, most cases of TMJ can be treated without invasive procedures or operations and is often temporary. Therapy can help to strengthen and train the muscles to keep the joint in place and relieve your pain.
If you are experiencing persistent or excessive jaw pain, schedule an appointment with us today. Our doctors understand the symptoms and treatments for TMJ and will help to get you feeling better as soon as possible.