TMJ is an abbreviation used to refer to a collection of disorders that affect the Temporomandibular Joint. This joint connects the jaw to the temporal bones of the skull. Many of my patients who have suffered from TMJ recall experiencing pain or tenderness in the face, especially in the jaw joint area or around the ear when speaking, chewing or opening the mouth wide, a ‘locked-jaw’ when the mouth is open or closed, popping and grating sounds in the jaw when opening or closing the mouth or an uncomfortable bite.

There are various causes to TMJ; it is advisable to visit our offices for an accurate diagnosis and immediate treatment.