TMJ is the abbreviation for the temporomandibular joint. This joint connects your skull and jaw and enables your jaw to move. TMD is a disorder with this joint, which causes pain, headaches and difficulty opening and closing your mouth.
The cause for TMD varies from person to person. Stress, clenching or grinding, misaligned teeth, arthritis and injury are just a few examples. If left untreated, it can lead to chronic jaw pain, reoccurring headaches and more.
Dr. Alder will perform a thorough exam and give you a proper diagnosis. There are various treatments for TMD but it is most often treated with a nightguard however your treatment plan may also include physical therapy, diet changes, massage or medications.
Jaw pain, pain and popping while chewing, or morning headaches and muscle tightness are all common symptoms for TMD. The great news – they can be easy to fix. Give Newport Beach Dental a call today for immediate relief.
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