TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, and dysfunction in this joint causes the pain. This condition is relatively common, especially with patients who don’t receive proper dental care regularly. At Mount Royal Village Family Chiropractic, we have worked with several patients with this dysfunction and know precisely how to reduce the pain. With appropriate care, we can resolve TMJ within a few months. Untreated TMJ has the potential to cause long-term damage to your teeth.
Are You Suffering TMJ Pain in the Jaw?
What is Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction?
The temporomandibular joint is the segment that connects your jaw to your skull. It exists on both sides of your face and is very mobile.
This joint moves every time to eat, drink, speak, laugh, or smile. Patients can experience considerable pain if this joint is damaged or strained in any way.
The pain is usually localized and situated directly around the joint, but it isn’t uncommon for people to experience headaches and other such issues when they are suffering from this condition. Our experts can restore the balance of the jaw and help patients manage the pain. We use a combination of jaw and face exercises, along with chiropractic techniques to get the best results.
What Are The Causes Of Calgary TMJ Pain?
The most common cause of TMJ pain is the misalignment of the teeth or jaw. People also experience TMJ pain if they have injured their teeth, gums, or jaw. This can cause strain to the joints and lead to inflammation in the soft tissue around it.
Other causes include teeth grinding, teeth clenching, stress, poor posture, arthritis, and gum chewing.