TMJ is the shortened name for temporomandibular joint, which is the joint where the lower jaw meets the skull. The term is often used to describe any condition that effects the jaw. TMJ pain is usually mild and can be treated by eating soft foods and avoiding excessive jaw movement. However, if the pain and discomfort is persistent or severe, you will need to visit Marvin Village Dentistry for an assessment as part of your general dental care. The assessment will allow Dr. Walford to determine whether there is a serious jaw misalignment.
TMD is disorder of the temporomandibular joint, which causes the sufferer to feel pain and stiffness in the jaw. The condition is treatable in a number of ways. For mild pain and discomfort Dr. Walford can recommend a treatment plan, which you can follow at home. However, for more severe cases you will need treatment in-office. The treatments for the condition vary, depending on how badly the temporomandibular joint is misaligned. Two possible options for treatment are Occlusal (Bite) Adjustment and TMJ implants.