TMJ dysfunction…

 

What is TMJ Dysfunction?

  • It is a problem affecting the chewing muscles (Muscles of masticaton) and the joints between the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
  • This is the joint connecting your lower jaw to your skull.
  • Up to 30% of people will experience it at sometimes in their life.

What are the symptoms of TMJ dysfunction?

  • Clicking, popping or grating noises when you move your mouth.
  • Pain in muscles around the jaw.
  • Difficulty in opening the mouth. Sometimes limited opening or locking of the jaw may be experienced.
  • Headaches and migraines.
  • Earache.
  • Neck and back pains.

How can the dentist help with this?

  • Correct diagnosis and the provision of a type of mouth guard can significantly help.