What is TMJ? Why, your temporomandibular joint, of course. Here is the clinical definition:
"The temporomandibular joint is frequently referred to as TMJ. The TMJ is a bilateral synovial articulation between the mandible and temporal bone. The name of the joint is derived from the two bones which form the joint: the upper temporal bone which is part of the cranium (skull), and the lower jawbone or mandible."
What is TMJ, the simple answer.
That's a little hard for people to process. TMJ, put simply, is your jaw joint. It can affect a lot of things:
How you chew.
The wear on your teeth.
How you sleep.
Our bones and muscles are not perfect and can have small deviations that don't affect how you live. Sometimes these deviations are significant enough to cause problems.
Temporomandibular Joint Therapy
To fix problems with your jaw you would need TMJ therapy. Our Doctors are experienced in setting your jaw right. Interested in seeing one of our doctors about your TMJ pain? Give us a call at (858) 935-8589. We are happy to help you learn more about your smile! Or book an appointment with us online today!
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