The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects the jaw to the temporal bones in the skull. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) occurs when there are issues with the facial muscles and jaws.
To diagnose TMD, our team will conduct a dental evaluation, and may take x-rays to view the jaw joint and surrounding facial structures. The muscles and tissues of the head and neck will also be checked for inflammation. While there is no cure for TMD, there are a number of treatments that can dramatically reduce your symptoms. These may include:
For some patients, TMD symptoms may disappear on their own, however, some patients may experience symptoms for a lifetime. At Southern Roots Dental, our team will work with you to create a custom treatment plan to reduce your symptoms.