Novi Dentist offers the 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 is 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 — which I hope this article will not cause you to do because it is 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 is 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 your Novi dentist.


If you have continual headaches, neck pain, dizziness without any obvious cause, continual earaches, hearing problems or a ringing in the ears or if you find your jaw ‘locking’ in an open or closed mouth position ever so briefly, or hear a ‘clicking’ or ‘popping’ or grating sound when opening mouth to chew, feel a facial tiredness, have any trouble in chewing food, as though the upper and lower jaw are not fitting together properly, if you note any facial swelling – it is important to have it checked out by your Novi dentist as soon as you are able to. You do not 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 that your 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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