If you have tender jaw muscles, a reduced ability to open or close your mouth, discomfort when you bite or chew, headaches, ear, neck, shoulder or facial pain, or joint clicking or popping, there’s a good chance you have temporomandibular joint disorder (or TMJ for short). But don’t worry, you’re not alone. A whopping 60 million North Americans suffer from TMJ issues.
Temporalmandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder is a chronic or acute illness affecting the jaw muscles, neck, temporalmandibular joints and the teeth.
The causes of TMJ disorder include but are not limited to stress, diet, teeth grinding, teeth clenching and teeth misalignment.
Although the causes of TMJ disorder are so varied, they can often be treated or managed with a removable orthotic or nightguard. In some cases, restoration of the biting surfaces of the teeth, orthodontics, dental bridges or implants can be considered to restore harmony and prevent future problems.
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