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Your TMJ and Understanding TMD

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one of the most complex and frequently used joints in the body. The TMJ allows your bottom jaw to move, so every time you talk, chew or swallow you are using the TMJs on either side of your head.

The TMJ affects many aspects of your body, particularly the musculoskeletal system. Some symptoms of TMD, or temporomandibular disorder, are:

Identifying the TMJ
  • Jaw pain / pain in the TMJ
  • Clicking of the TMJ
  • Difficulty opening your mouth
  • Pain or problems when chewing
  • Headaches, ear or eye aches
  • Sore neck muscles / tight shoulder muscles
  • Tooth wear
  • Mobility of your teeth

Temporomandibular disorder, or TMD, may be caused by:

  • A bad bite caused by missing or poorly aligned teeth
  • Trauma to the TMJ
  • Clenching of the teeth
  • Teeth grinding
  • Emotional stress causing the two conditions above
  • Arthritis

At our Calgary clinic we can offer treatment to restore natural movement of your TMJ and relieve your TMJ discomfort caused by TMD.

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