Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD) is a common condition affecting the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) located on either side of your jaw, connecting your lower jaw to your skull. These joints allow you to open and close your mouth, chew, and speak.
Symptoms of TMJD can vary widely and may include:
What causes TMJD?
The exact cause of TMJD is often unknown, but several factors can contribute to its development, including:
Fortunately, there are various treatment options available for TMJD depending on the severity and cause of your symptoms. Common approaches include:
While some mild TMJ symptoms may improve on their own, seeking professional diagnosis and treatment offers several benefits:
If you're experiencing any signs or symptoms of TMJD, schedule an appointment with our dental professionals at 7 Days Family Dental. We can offer a comprehensive evaluation, diagnose the cause of your discomfort, and discuss treatment options tailored to your individual needs. Remember, early diagnosis and intervention are key to managing TMJD successfully and preventing long-term complications.
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