TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, and TMD is short for temporomandibular disorder. These terms are often used interchangeably, although they’re slightly different.
The temporomandibular joint connects the skull to the lower jaw or mandible. This joint is one of the most complex in the body and allows the jaw to move up and down and side to side. It also enables the mouth to open wide and to open and close. TMJ disorder refers to a group of conditions that affect this joint. These conditions can be caused by injury, stress, or other factors.
Jaw joint disorder, also known as TMD, can cause several symptoms that affect the patient’s quality of life. Patients who suffer from TMD symptoms should talk to their dentist about TMJ therapy. The dentist may recommend one or more of several treatment options to relieve their symptoms and improve their quality of life.
The most common causes of TMJ/TMD include:
TMJ disorders can cause debilitating pain and make it difficult for you to chew, talk, or yawn. To treat these disorders, our dentists may recommend TMJ/TMD therapy using:
To find out more about the dental services we offer at Distinctive Dental on Maitland, call (407) 830-9800 or schedule your consultation online. You can also visit us at 609 Maitland Ave STE 1, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701.
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