Patients often come in saying that they have been referred because they have TMJ, but often have very little understanding as to what this actually means. This has been somewhat of a mystery over the years not only to patients, but also to their Dentist, Primary Care Physicians, and other medical practitioners.
TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) is the name of the joint on each side of the face that allows your jaw to move properly and is involved in the condition of TMD.
TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder) refers to a disorder of the TMJ’s and/or associated structures.
Symptoms of TMD/TMJ