Temporomandibular (TMJ) is a sliding hinge that connects the jawbone to the skull. There is one TMJ on each side of your jaw. A person may experience TMJ disorder if there is pain in the jaw and the muscles.
Aside from the pain and discomfort associated with TMJ, the patient can also hear a clicking sound when they chew. The other signs and symptoms of TMJ include the following :
To know if you have TMJ disorder, your doctor will refer you to an ENT specialist or dentist. The doctor will check your jaw to see if there is swelling. In addition to this, your doctor will use different tests which will capture images of your jaw. Examples of the test are the following
With proper diet and jaw exercise at home, you can treat TMJ disorder. However, when the cases are severe, your doctor will recommend procedures that include a dental treatment to correct your bite, arthrocentesis to remove the fluid in the joint, and surgery to replace your joint.
If you need help with your TMJ disorder, your Newmarket dentist can give a variety of treatment options. Book and appointment to resolve your jaw problems!