The joint located just before your ears on either side of your head is known as the Temporomandibular Joint. This joint connects your jawbone to your skull and allows you to eat, chew, and speak. When this joint, or the surrounding muscle or tissue, is experiencing issues it is known as TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder). Signs of TMDs include pain or tenderness around the jaw joint, clicking or popping when you chew, or problems closing your mouth.
What causes TMDs?
TMDs are usually caused by a combination of factors listed below
-> Arthritis in jaw joints
-> Jaw injuries or joint disease
-> Clenching or grinding of teeth
-> High stress which can cause clenching of the jaw
How can Major Dental Clinics help?
Our doctors can help by suggesting a plan to treat your TMD. This plan commonly includes wearing a nightguard to help relax the jaw joints and muscles.