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TMJ? Jaw Pain?

What are TMJ disorders? TMJ is an abbreviation of the temporomandibular joint. The temporomandibular joint is a synovial joint between the condylar head of the mandible and the mandibular fossa of the temporal bone. There is an articular disc between these two bones cushioning the space. Movement at this joint is produced by the muscles of mastication and hyoid muscles. This joint helps you speak, chew, swallow, yawn, and move your jaw. TMJ disorders are painful clicking, popping, or locking of the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth. Almost 10 million Americans experience TMJ problems. TMJ pain can also contribute to headaches, dizziness, earaches, and neck pain. Causes of TMJ disorders include teeth grinding, jaw injuries, arthritis, and everyday wear and tear. If you have any TMJ symptoms, you need proper care so the joint can heal. Please visit us for an evaluation and treatment of TMJ. We are here for you!


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