The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a small joint located in front of the ear where the skull and lower jaw meet. It permits the lower jaw (mandible) to move and function.
TMJ disorders are not uncommon and have a variety of symptoms. Patients may complain of earaches, headaches and limited ability to open their mouth. They may also complain of clicking or grating sounds in the joint and feel pain when opening and closing their mouth. What must be determined, of course, is the cause.
TMJ can be very painful for some patients. If you’re suffering from headaches or jaw pain, you may want to consider seeing Dr Sardina. Dr. Tom and his staff design simple appliances that can help with your symptoms so make sure to set up a consultation to discuss possible options for TMJ treatment.