Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders
Do you suffer from headaches, earaches, tenderness of the jaw muscles, or dull, aching facial pain? Does your jaw lock or stay to one side when you open your mouth? These aches and pains may be related to jaw muscles and the jaw joint, called the temporomandibular joint or TMJ. These painful conditions are often referred to as TMD for temporomandibular disorders. If any of these symptoms apply, talk to your dentist.