Our Jaw Joint
TMJ refers to the Temporo- mandibular joint, which is the hinge of our lower jaw. TMD stands for Temporo-mandibular dysfunction. This relates to a complex system of the bite, the teeth, muscles, ligaments, the jaw joint and how the human brain relates to these inter-related components. Our Comprehensive Exam will look at these factors and patterns of parafunction such as clenching and grinding of the teeth.
We are skilled at making appliances to help patients become aware of their para-functional habits and to protect their teeth and bones and jaw joint.
For more complex TMD problems we are comfortable to work with other dental professionals and Oral Surgeons as well as chiropractors and other musculoskeletal practitioners.