TMJ (Temporo-mandibular Joint)
TMJ connects your upper and lower jaw together and to your skull, and is one of the most complex joints in the body. Your jaw is capable of both forward and backward movement, but also facilitates great side-to-side movement as well. TMJ disorders affect our ability to talk, chew, and swallow.
Some typical symptoms of TMJ can include:
• Facial Pain
• Limited movement of the lower jaw
• Clicking, popping or grating sounds when moving your jaw
• Difficulty closing your jaw to chew and swallow
• Muscle spasms
Quite often, these symptoms can be linked to nighttime grinding or clenching. Clenching is often an undiagnosed silent problem, with many consequences to your teeth.
If you have any of these symptoms, please arrange an immediate consultation with Dr. Rossi. There are treatments for clenching and TMJ available and we can discuss options that can help reduce or possibly eliminate your pain and discomfort. Let us evaluate your symptoms and offer solutions that provide you with the relief you need.