What is TMJ Dysfunction?

Temporomandibular joint syndrome disorder is commonly referred to as TMJ (temporomandibular joint) or TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder). TMJ disorder is a persistent and painful problem that afflicts millions of people around the world. There is an intricate network of bones, nerves and joints in the face. The temporomandibular joint is located near your ears where your jaw connects with your skull. The joints in this area are the most complex in the body, as the temporomandibular joint is necessary for all sorts of activities that involve your mouth, including eating, talking, laughing and yawning. TMJ disorder refers to the pain and discomfort that can occur when this joint is under stress.

Effects of TMJ Dysfunction:

  • Ringing in the ears
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Ear congestion
  • Formation of headaches
  • Tension and pain in facial muscles

Treatment for TMJ Dysfunction:

After meeting with Dr. Chandra for a consultation, he will go over the cause of your TMJ problem(s) and your symptoms and will custom tailor a treatment to alleviate your symptoms. The first step is determining the most optimal jaw position. This is where the muscles are relaxed and at rest.

 

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