TMJ is a result of problems with jaw, jaw joint and surrounding facial muscles that control jaw movement and function. TMJ causes pain in jaw joints and surrounding muscles. The cause of TMJ either stems from muscle problem or problems in the joint itself.
If suffering from the following symptoms, this may be as a result of TMJ:
• Difficulty in opening and closing the mouth
• Clicking of the jaw joint
• Stiffness and pain in the jaw muscles
• Soreness in the area
• Changes in the fit between the upper and lower teeth
Treatments can include simple home remedies, the use of a bite splint, drug therapy, physical therapy or surgery. If you think you might be suffering from TMJ contact our office and arrange an appointment with Dr. Konotopetz.