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TMJ: Treat the Cause of Jaw Pain, Not the Symptoms

More than 10 million Americans suffer from the temporomandibular joint disorder, also called temporomandibular joint dysfunction or simply TMJ disorder. These acronyms are used to describe the spectrum of issues that can cause jaw issues and pain. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, there are three main categories of TMJ.

First Type: Characterized by pain in the face, head, and neck muscles that control the jaw.

Second Type: Involves issues with joint function including a dislocated jaw, a displaced disc or injury to the condyle.

Third Type: Characterized by arthritis, meaning there is a degenerative or inflammatory joint disease affecting the jaw.

Discover the symptoms, causes, and treatment of a temporomandibular joint disorder. Call iSmile of Coral Gables at 305-620-8272 or iSmile of Doral, FL at 305-396-1026 for a free consultation.

What is TMJ Pain

TMJ Symptoms

TMJ Causes

The temporomandibular joint combines a hinge action with sliding motions. Parts of the bones that interact in the joint are covered with cartilage and are separated by a small shock-absorbing disk, which normally keeps the movement smooth.

TMJ Risk Factors

TMJ Treatment

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