At Lawrenceville Smiles, your smile is our job. But if you’re suffering from TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder, also known as TMD (temporomandibular disorder) you probably don’t feel much like smiling.
The temporomandibular joint, located just in front of the ear, connects your upper and lower jaw. The joint lets the lower jaw move up, down, frontwards, backwards, and sideways. When this complex hinge doesn’t work properly, it can lead to TMJ symptoms, including:
- Bruxism (grinding of teeth)
- Jaw pain
- Difficulty chewing
- Jaw clicking or popping
- Trouble opening and closing your mouth
- Facial pain and swelling
If your TMJ-related pain or discomfort is due to a muscle disorder or basic jaw joint issue, Dr. Scalia can help.