TMD is a common disorder with up to 12 percent of adults particularly those between 20 – 50 years of age suffering every day from this condition.
Associated Symptoms of TMD
- Pain in the chewing muscles and/ or jaw joint
- Radiating pain in the face, jaw or neck
- Jaw muscle pain or stiffness
- Aching pain in and around the ears
- Limited jaw movement or locking
- Painful jaw clicking, popping or grinding when opening or closing the mouth
- Headaches or migraines
- A change in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together
The facts about TMJ
The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) attaches the lower jaw to the skull and allows you to move your jaw in a range of motions to speak, chew, laugh etc. The TMJ is described as a joint with a hinge like action that is combined with sliding motions. If the TMJ is compromised in anyway then it can lead TMD (Temporomandibular Disorders).