Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) is a horrible affliction many Americans suffer from. Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your jaw to your skull and is what allows you to move your jaw when speaking, chewing, or yawning. Problems in this area can cause pain and make it difficult to move your jaw.
TMD symptoms include:
While the causes of TMD are unknown, most issues are believed to be caused by problems with the jaw muscles or joints.
Other possible causes include:
How Can We Help?
If you notice any TMD symptoms, speak to your dentist or doctor about it. Your dentist can help you diagnose your problems and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.
Also, follow these tips to prevent your TMD from becoming worse:
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