Temporo-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction

Temporo-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your jaw to the sides of your head. When it works normally, it enables you to talk, chew, and yawn. For people with TMJ dysfunction, problems with the joint and surrounding muscles may cause:

  • Pain that travels through the face, jaw, or neck
  • Stiff jaw muscles
  • Limited movement or locking of the jaw
  • Painful clicking or popping in the jaw
  • A change in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together

Jaw pain can go away with little or no treatment. However, when symptoms of TMJ dysfunction become acute or chronic, you should seek treatment.

Causes of TMJ Dysfunction 

  • Trauma
  • Bruxism (grinding)
  • Clenching
  • Musculoskeletal abnormalities

At Hulme Court Dental and Implant Centre, we offer a number of treatment options which include occlusal splints to muscle relaxers to help relieve muscle tension and migraine headaches.

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