Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is a condition that occurs when the upper and lower jawbones are misaligned. This, often painful condition causes teeth to clash and muscles to strain as our mouths perform their daily functions, such as
talking, chewing and yawning. This disorder can cause extremely painful dental migraines as a result of this mismatch of the upper and lower jaw.
TMD can cause pain in the jaw as well as the face, neck, and shoulders. In addition, patients may also experience lockjaw, a grating or clicking sensation when moving the jaw or a clashing of teeth when chewing.
Treatment provides incredible relief for patients, and often typically includes splints or mouth guards that provide a more natural position for the patient's mouth.