Fix Jaw Pain & Inflammation
TMD describes the most common forms of jaw pain and inflammation, it stands for temporomandibular joint disorder. TMJ is an abbreviation for the joint itself; the temporomandibular joint. The terms are used interchangeably.
TMD affects roughly 10 million people with issues like jaw popping, neck and back problems as well as migraine headaches. Each case is unique and needs to be addressed by a specialist. Do not try to “power through”.
Over the counter pain medications may be prescribed or muscle relaxers if the pain is too severe. A mouth guard may be needed to prevent tooth grinding. In extreme cases, surgery might be required to restore full TMJ motion.
Frequently Asked Questions
TMD can run the gamut from simple popping to serious loss of jaw use. We take the time to listen and understand fully what you’re experiencing and then, we recommend the proper treatment for your situation.
TMD refers to the disorders of the jaw, where TMJ is an abbreviation for the actual joint.
Injury to the teeth or jaw, a misalignment of the jaw, teeth grinding or clenching, poor posture, stress, arthritis or gum chewing.
Yes, with some self-care practices it can go away. Stress relief or awareness of posture. But, a specialist can help you with remedies.
Yes, a clicking jaw is a symptom of TMD which is connected to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).