TMJ Treatment PhoenixTMJ Procedures The temporomandibular (TMJ) joints are located near the ear, at the top of the lower jaw. These joints allow movement of the jaw.
TMJ disorders are caused by injury to this joint due to injury, arthritis or habits such as grinding the teeth at night. These disorders may produce some of the following symptoms:
Not all discomfort of the jaw is the result of a TMJ disorder. In many cases, stress causes the muscles in the jaw to tense, resulting in symptoms similar to those characteristic of a TMJ disorder. Special imaging techniques may be needed to properly diagnose jaw problems and correct them accordingly.
Dr. Day: TMJ TreatmentThe necessary course of treatment is dependent on the specific diagnosis and severity of the damage to the joint. Treatment for TMJ disorders include: