Many Canadians suffer from chronic facial and neck pain as well as recurring headaches. In some cases, this pain is due to Temporomandibular Disorder, or TMD.
Your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) connect your lower jawbone to your skull. These joints get a lot of use throughout the day as you speak, chew, swallow, and yawn. Pain in and around these joints can be unpleasant and may even restrict movement.
Should you notice any of these symptoms, let your doctor know. Your dentist can identify the presence of TMD, and create an effective treatment just for you.
There are a few simple steps you can take at home or work to prevent TMD from becoming more severe, or to prevent it from occurring:
A TMJ disorder is a condition in which the two joints that connect the jawbone to the skull, ache as a result of injury, displacement or damage. This joint is called temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. Patients suffering from TMJ, experience a mild to sharp pain in the joint and have difficulties in opening up their mouths or even eating. Clenching and grinding of teeth are two of the major causes of TMJ pain.