Novi Dentist Offers Treatment for TMJ Disorder

TMJ - is it yet another acronym for the social chatting in social media circles such as the famous LOL? 

TMJ is, in fact, an acronym. TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint. It's the hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull which are in front of each ear. If you were ever able to view a skeleton, you would notice this all important joint that moves the jaw up and down and side to side, so as to talk, chew, and Y-AAAAAW-WWWN — but wait, don't doze off just yet! It's important to be aware of the disorders of this joint.

TMJ/TMD Disorder

The disorder of this hinge in your jaw is actually called TMD Disorder – though many times you may hear it said as TMJ disorder. What it's called is not as important as what the disorder is about and what the symptoms are, so you can do a quick CTA (call to action) to our Novi dentist.


Take a look at these common symptoms that may result in TMJ/TMD disorder:
• Continual headaches
• Neck pain
• Dizziness without any obvious cause
• Continual earaches
• Hearing problems
• A ringing in the ears
• Jaw 'locking' in an open or closed mouth position
• A 'clicking', 'popping' or grating sound when opening mouth to chew
• Facial tiredness
• Trouble chewing food, as if your upper/lower jaw aren't properly fitting together
• Facial swelling
It's important to have these issues checked out by our Novi dentist as soon as possible. You don't need to suffer; there are over-the-counter remedies and medications, physical therapy treatments, even very simple things you can do yourself to relieve this disorder.
Read the TMJ treatment information that our Novi dentist provides by visiting our procedure page. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, then feel free to contact us today at (248) 624-2701. 


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