TMJ & FACIAL PAIN
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a small joint located in front of the ear where the skull and lower jaw meet. The joint permits the lower jaw to move and function. TMJ disorders are not uncommon. Individuals with a TMJ disorder may experience a variety of symptoms, such as facial pain, earaches, headaches, difficulty chewing and eating or a limited ability to open their mouth.
Treatment may range from dental and medical care to complex surgery. Depending on the diagnosis, treatment may include short-term anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant medications, bite splint therapy, diet modification, physical therapy, and even stress management counseling. If non-surgical treatment is unsuccessful or if there is clear joint damage, surgery may be indicated. If you are experiencing any issues with your TMJ contact us and we may be able to help.