A damaged or misaligned TMJ can result in a number of health issues, including excess wear of the teeth, nocturnal teeth grinding, difficulty chewing and migraine headaches. Our professional team of dentists can diagnose TMJ disorders and provide the proper treatment to ease your discomfort.
The TMJ is the temporomandibular joint, or the joint that connects the lower jaw to the rest of the head. The term “TMJ” is often used to refer to TMJ disorder, also called TMD, which occurs when the jaw joint becomes stressed, injured or misaligned. TMJ disorder may result due to several different factors, such as stress, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), arthritis in the TMJ, or trauma and injury to the head, neck or jaw.