tmj

All About TMJ

At Paul Jang Dentistry, we offer TMJ treatment to our patients who suffer from this disorder. Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders are not uncommon. This joint is actually a small hinge and gliding joint that is situated in the front of your ears. It enables your lower jaw (mandible) to move and function properly. It happens to be your most used joint in your body, and just like all of your other joints in your body, it is susceptible to disease and injury.

Discovering and diagnosing your TMJ disorder is the initial step for Dr. Jang to determine the cause. After a cause is determined, treatment can be guided by it. There are many common causes for TMJ disorder:

  1. Injury
  2. Stress
  3. Misalignment
  4. Dislocation
  5. Arthritis
  6. Disease

If you are curious if you could be suffering from TMJ disorder, you can begin by asking yourself if you have any of the common signs or symptoms of a TMJ dysfunction:

  1. Swelling around TMJ
  2. Pain around TMJ
  3. Jaw locking
  4. Jaw noise (clicking or popping)
  5. Pain behind your eyes
  6. Difficulty opening your mouth (especially in the morning)
  7. Earaches or tinnitus
  8. Side to side movement cannot be performed correctly
  9. Jaw dislocation
  10. Changes in your bite

If you think you may have a TMJ disorder, call Paul Jang Dentistry today. Dr. Jang offers TMJ treatment that may help you recover from the pain and discomfort that you are experiencing related to your disorder.