Understanding TMJ Syndrome and its Symptoms
TMJ—or the “temporomandibular joint”—is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull. Problems within parts of the jaw muscles or jaw joint itself can cause TMJ Disorder, or “TMD.”
If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your jaw, neck or back, or have chronic headaches or migraines, you may be suffering from TMD. Toothaches, earaches, tenderness around your jaw joint area, limited ability to widely open your mouth, discomfort when chewing food and a popping sound upon opening are all chronic symptoms as well.
If any of these symptoms are familiar to you, we can recommend specific at-home care practices to help, and also offer a variety of TMJ treatment options to ease your discomfort.