TMJ disorder

The Dangers Of Untreated TMJ Disorders

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are caused by various factors such as genetics, arthritis and trauma. If ignored, TMJ disorders can cause pain, muscle tension and other health problems that include the following.

Key takeaways:

• TMJ disorders can intensify teeth grinding which may later cause enamel erosion and tooth sensitivity.

• TMJ disorders can also cause cartilage degeneration which may lead to jaw pain and inflammation

• In other cases, TMJ disorders can cause a ringing sound in the ears, dizziness, headaches and neck pain.

Visit your dentist as soon as you start experiencing the above mentioned symptoms.


Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.