TM Joint Disorder

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder is a condition which affects the jaw joints and surrounding muscles and ligaments. It is caused by trauma, an improper bite, arthritis or wear and tear. These disorders can cause:

  • Tenderness at the joint
  • Facial pain
  • Difficulty during opening and closing the jaw
  • How are TM Joint disorders diagnosed ?

    In most cases, TMJ disorder is diagnosed during a check-up. The healthcare provider will:

  • Observe the range of motion when you open and close your mouth.
  • Applying Pressure on specific regions on your face and jaw, to determine areas of discomfort.
  • Feel around your jaw joints as you open and close your mouth.
  • What are treatments for TM Joint disorders?

    Treatments range from simple self-care practices and conservative treatments to injections and open surgery. Most experts agree that treatment should begin with conservative, nonsurgical therapies, with surgery left as the last.

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