What is TMJ?
TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint, the hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull. Your temporomandibular joints are located below each ear, working in conjunction to allow your jaw to move in several directions at once so you can eat, drink, talk, and yawn.
Do you experience frequent headaches or earaches? Does your jaw hurt or make a clicking/popping noise when you open and close your mouth? If so, you may be suffering from a TMJ Disorder (TMD).
Additional symptoms of TMD include:
- Clenching and grinding of teeth (bruxism)
- Difficulty opening your mouth wide or closing it
- Neck, shoulder, and face pain
- Localized swelling on the side of your face
- Difficulty chewing without pain or clicking/popping noises
TMD is a phrase that covers a number of conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). It’s estimated that 10,000,000 Americans alone suffer from a TMJ disorder. If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, call (734) 996-0055 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dailey and learn how to remediate these symptoms.
Snoring & Sleep Apnea
Dr. Dailey is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and is here to help you with disruptive snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Visit sleepapneaannarbor.com to learn more about sleep apnea and how Dr. Dailey can create a treatment plan that works best for you and your lifestyle.
If you would like to schedule a free sleep consultation appointment, please call (734) 996-0055.