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Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, or TMJ, relates to issues in the joints where the head and jaw meet. Common symptoms of TMJ are headaches, earaches, jaw aches, pain while chewing, or a clicking jaw.
TMJ affects patients of all ages, both adults and children. Learn how we can help relieve you of TMJ by visiting our office in the Parkway Village shopping center today!
What Causes TMJ?
Many patients who complain about jaw pain actually have TMJ. Approximately 12% of people in the United States experience this disorder at some point in their life.
TMJ is commonly caused by misaligned teeth, jaw clenching, stress, arthritis, or other jaw injuries. The good news is that once it is diagnosed, there are several treatment options available to have you feeling better in no time!
What TMJ Treatments
- Physical therapy
- Relaxation techniques
- Massage therapy
- Mouth guards to prevent grinding teeth and clenched jaws
- Muscle relaxer medications
Schedule an appointment with Platinum Dental Care Provo to find relief from TMJ today!