Treatment

TMJ Disorders

To begin, TMJ stands for “temporomandibular joint” – which is your jaw joint. Each of us have two – a right and a left. A TMJ Disorder (sometimes called TMJ syndrome) is a medical condition relating to the function of one (or both) of your jaw joints.

To begin, TMJ stands for “temporomandibular joint” – which is your jaw joint. Each of us have two – a right and a left. A TMJ Disorder (sometimes called TMJ syndrome) is a medical condition relating to the function of one (or both) of your jaw joints.

Diagnosis of TMJ Disorders

We typically diagnose TMJ Disorders by performing a thorough and detailed examination, which will likely include a 3D scan of your jaw joints. We will look for evidence of TMD on your teeth, gums and tongue. We may measure the range of motion of your lower jaw. In addition, we may palpate the muscles of the head, neck and shoulders to determine levels of tenderness.

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