November Is TMJ Awareness Month

November is TMJ Awareness Month, a time dedicated to making more people familiar with TMJ and TMD. If you don’t already know, TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint, which is the ball and socket joint that attaches the lower jaw to the base of the skull. If you place your fingers on the back of your jaw near your ear and open your mouth you can feel the temporomandibular joint move. You may also hear the term TMD, which refers to temporomandibular joint disorder. TMJ and TMD are often used interchangeably to refer to this condition.

Watch This Video To See How TMD Treatment Can Change Your Life!

Did you know that we treat patients who suffer from TMD? If you are unfamiliar, TMD — also known as temporomandibular joint disorder — is a common condition that leaves patients with chronic issues that affect the muscles of the face and the temporomandibular joint, which is the hinge that connects the jaw to the skull. You can feel this joint by touching the back of your jaw, near the ear and opening and closing your mouth. We recently had a patient who visited our office for a routine appointment and learned that we treated TMD. Thanks to our treatment recommendations, she now lives pain free! Click here to see a short video of her story and learn more about how we can help you!

Do You Have TMD?

Do you regularly experience discomfort in your jaw and it is affecting your quality of life? If so, you may be suffering from a common condition called TMD, also known as temporomandibular joint disorder. Unfortunately, many adults are never diagnosed properly, and their condition and symptoms remain untreated. We never want our patients to live a life of discomfort. We are proud to treat our patients’ TMD symptoms. In fact, our team recently had the opportunity to attend a TMD and airway seminar to improve the level of care we are able to provide to you, our beloved patients. Continue reading to learn more about what we learned at the seminar and the importance of treating TMD.

TMD Explained

Do you find yourself frequently experiencing jaw discomfort? Or have you changed your eating habits because you find it difficult to chew certain foods or open your mouth wide enough to bite? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you may be experiencing the symptoms of a common condition known as TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder. This condition often remains undetected and can cause great discomfort to patients. Continue reading to learn more about TMD and how we can help.