The TMJ or temporomandibular joint is located between the temporal bone and the mandible on both sides of the head, connecting the jawbone to skull. It allows people to move their mouth correctly in order to speak, eat and make facial expressions.
When one or both of the joints aren’t working properly they can cause headaches, and tooth, ear, and jaw pain that may be an indicator of a TMJ disorder. The disorder is often caused by worn-down cartilage, dislocation of the TMJ, clenching and grinding of one’s teeth, misaligned teeth or arthritis.
You don’t have to live with this discomfort or pain any longer. There are variety of treatments that fix this problem from surgery to mouth guards to jaw exercises, depending on the disorders severity.
Contact us today to discuss your options and to schedule a consultation.