What is TMJ?
Are you suffering from discomfort when chewing? Hearing a clicking or popping sound when opening or closing your mouth? Having frequent headaches? It could be TMJ! Not sure what TMJ means? TMJ, or Temporomandibular joint disorder, refers to inflammation of the chewing muscles and/or the temporomandibular (jaw) joints located in front of the ears.
Chronic clenching of the teeth, a bad bite, arthritis in the temporomandibular joints, and other factors may irritate the temporomandibular joints, teeth, and chewing muscles the produce chronic headaches; sore, stiff muscles; sore teeth; pain, and popping or clicking, in the jaw joints; sore neck muscles and many other problems.
People suffering from TMJ have a variety of symptoms and treatment options, so it makes sense to speak to a maxillofacial surgeon about the best treatment for your specific needs. Dr. McBride provides non-surgical and surgical care for severe TMJ problems. For more about TMJ problems and treatment, or to schedule a consultation, please visit our website or call 214-989-4796.
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