“TMJ” stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the name for each joint (right and left) that connects your jaw to your skull. TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders are a family of problems related to your jaw joint. If you have had symptoms such as pain, jaw locking, and/or a “clicking” sound, you may benefit from certain treatments. These symptoms occur when the joints of the jaw and the chewing muscles do not work together correctly. Since some types of TMJ problems can lead to more serious conditions, early detection and treatment are important.
No one treatment can resolve TMJ disorders completely and treatment can take time to become effective. Drs. Gorme, Chritah and Smith can help you have a healthier, more comfortable jaw.