Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders affect the jaw joints, and cause difficulty for proper jaw function. An experienced dentist can diagnose the disorder, which left untreated can become very painful.
- A dentist can undertake a thorough examination to assess your bite and jaw for a TMJ disorder.
- Other oral issues such as cavities, infections, teeth grinding and excessive chewing have symptoms similar to a TMJ disorder.
- If your dentist suspects a problem with your TMJ they may recommend an x-ray to investigate further.
“A comprehensive oral exam with your dentist is the best way to begin getting a diagnosis. A dentist experienced in treating TMJ disorders can evaluate your bite and jaw for signs that TMJ is present.”
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