Category TMD/TMJ

Understanding TMJ

If you’re reading this, you probably have some of the symptoms that doctors relate to TMJ Dysfunction.

What Does That Mean?

Symptoms of this problem include:

  • Pain in the area in front of the ear/s
  • Headaches – forehead, temple area or back of the head
  • Limited opening of the mouth
  • Muscle pain in the neck and/or upper back
  • And, audible ‘clicking’ when opening or closing the mouth (left, right or both sides)

Many of these symptoms occur when people over-stress the chewing system by grinding, clenching and overusing the chewing muscles. Very frequently those actions are caused by malocclusion, which means (bad bite), so that in normal closure the teeth do not fit together properly...

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