Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, also known as TMJ or TMD, is a dental condition that affects people of all ages and genders. It may cause frequent headaches and jaw aches, as well as pain in the face, neck and shoulders. Since the symptoms can be mistaken for stress and other issues, TMJ is often incorrectly diagnosed or simply ignored. Dr. Long and his talented team can help you with correct diagnosis and prescribe appropriate treatments for TMJ disorders so that you can benefit from effective and quick solutions.
What is TMJ/TMD?
The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is the connecting hinge between your jaw bone and skull, which is found on both sides of your jaw. Problems in this joint or the muscles surrounding it are known as TMJ disorders, and these can occur due to a variety of reasons. It appears to be more common in women than men.