The initials TMJ stand for temporomandibular joint, which refers to the joint that connects your skull to your lower jaw. The movement of the TMJ is what allows your mouth to open and close.
We have treated many patients at Glenfield Dental that have suffered from problems with the TMJ. These issues are known as occlusal problems and are associated with the way your teeth fit together in the mouth. As well as harming the TMJ, problems with occlusion can lead to issues with the teeth, gums and jaw muscles.
Occlusal problems can include the following:
- Muscle spasms in the jaw, causing headaches, pain behind the eyes, neck pain, shoulder pain and sinus pain
- Difficulty when opening and closing the mouth
- Misaligned or crooked teeth
- Ringing in the ears
- Loose teeth
- Grinding or clicking in the jaw
- Receding gums
- Pain in the jaw
At Glenfield Dental we offer a number of therapy methods to treat issues with the TMJ and ease symptoms. If you’re suffering from any of the above symptoms, please give us a call today on 0116 287 9608.