What is TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

If your jaw is clicking or popping, or even locking in open or closed positions, you might have TMJ. Temporomandibular Joint Disorder is a condition that occurs when the joint which connects the lower jaw with the temporal bone in the skull becomes misaligned. It debilitates the mandibular movement and causes severe pain and discomfort to the muscles of the face, head and neck.

The causes and factors related to TMJ are many, from misaligned bite to bruxism and skull trauma, so pretty much anyone can be affected by it. And while many tend to live through the pain, or try to rely on relaxation and massage techniques to relieve the symptoms on a short-term, TMJ will not just improve over time and on its own.

Fortunately, the Temporomandibular Joint Disorder can be successfully managed and treated by a dentist, prosthodontist and orthodontist through the use of night guards and/or dental braces. By gradually altering the position of the teeth, braces help to realign the biting pattern by shifting teeth through exerted pressure on one or more teeth. With the teeth moving into the desired position, the pressure on the mandible joint is reduced, helping to relieve the TMJ symptoms.

If you are one of the many people affected by TMJ, the first thing you should do is seek advice from an dentist, prosthodontist or orthodontist who treats TMJ Disorders. For that, you can trust the dentist and specialist team at Oasis Dental Milton in Toronto. Both Dr. Anil Rick Soordhar and Dr. Sunil Vick Soordhar have completed the residency program in TMD and Craniofacial pain through the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and are more than ready to help you with the diagnosis and treatment of the condition. Call us now at 905-876-2747 to schedule an appointment.

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