The TMJ is a hinge-like joint that allows your mouth to open and close. There are two, one located on either side of the face. Many patients experience issues with one joint, although both can be affected. Injury, overuse, disease, congenital defect, and other conditions can displace or inflame the TMJ, leading to a wide range of symptoms. Jaw pain is one of the major identifying signs of TMD, but the only way to know for sure is to schedule a consultation with a top prosthodontist with extensive experience. At Scripps Center for Dental Care, we can diagnose your condition and provide state-of-the-art treatment designed to help you manage this concern effectively.
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