Upstate Dental Surgery
Monday, July 23, 2018

TMJ

 
The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects the jaw to the skull.  You can feel it right in front of your ear when you open and close your mouth.  TMJ disorders encompass a wide variety of symptoms from simple popping or clicking to dislocation of the jaw. TMJ disorders cause tenderness and pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This joint allows you to talk, chew and yawn.  Between 5 and 15 percent of people in the United States experience pain associated with TMJ disorders. Women are more likely than men to develop TMJ disorders.  In most cases, pain and discomfort associated with TMJ disorders can be alleviated with self-managed care or nonsurgical treatments, but more severe cases may need to be treated with a dental or surgical procedure.
 
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