TMJ is the joint that connects the lower and upper jaw. The term TMJ stands for Temporo-mandibular Joint. This is one of the most complex joints in the entire body, capable of forward and backward movement, rotations, and side-to-side movements. TMJ often refers to complications and problems with this joint. Some of the most common symptoms of TMJ problems are:
- Limited movement of the lower jaw
- Clicking sounds
- Muscle spasms
- Locking of the jaw
Some potential causes of this disorder include genetics, hormones, low-level infections, auto-immune diseases, trauma, and clenching or grinding of the teeth. Some common treatments are nightguards, bite guards, and bite adjustments.
If you experience any TMJ problems or symptoms please let us know. Dr. Amini will be happy to evaluate your situation and offer the best treatment possible.