The “Temporomandibular Joint,” more commonly referred to as the “jaw joint,” assists in the basic opening and closing movements of the jaw. Unfortunately, this joint and the surrounding muscles can experience pain and dysfunction.
Possible problems muscle soreness, and deterioration of the joint tissue, which cushions the jaw bones during the opening and closing movement of the mouth. Common pain relievers and cold compresses can provide temporary relief for most cases of TMJ.
For more serious cases of TMJ, we will recommend a TMJ exam that evaluates movement and function of the jaw. Often, we will fabricate a mouth guard to relieve teeth grinding or redirect positioning of the TMJ joint.