Expert diagnosis of TMJ
TMJ is short for Temporomandibular Joint, or ‘jaw joint’. Your temporomandibular joint is a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are in front of each ear. This joint lets you move your jaw up and down and side to side, enabling you to talk, chew and yawn.
Some people experience issues with their jaw and the muscles in their face that control it that can cause discomfort and pain. These issues are known as temporomandibular disorders (TMD), but this is commonly referred to as TMJ, after the joint. Our expert team can diagnose TMJ and prescribe the best course of treatment.
The symptoms of TMJ
TMJ can cause a number of different symptoms ranging from mild discomfort through to severe migraines. The most common symptom is jaw pain, but it can also affect your teeth, head, ears, eyes, sinus, neck and throat. It is very important that your dentist correctly diagnoses the specific of source of your pain.