Unsurprisingly, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one of the most used joints of the body. We enlist its help every time we eat, speak, open our mouths, etc. At Clinique MFML, we do everything possible to relieve your TMJ disorders and offer you effective and comfortable treatments. To have a consultation as soon as possible, simply fill out our form.
The temporomandibular joint and its muscles are subject to various problems ranging from simple pains to mechanical blockages.
You may have a TMJ disorder if you feel pain directly at your temporomandibular joint, whether on one or both sides. This can also lead to headaches, nape and neck pain and a burning or stinging feeling in the face. Since the TMJ is located directly in front of the ear, many patients with TMJ disorders complain about ear symptoms.
TMJ disorders also come in the form of mechanical problems that can have important repercussions on your daily well-being. This can result in pain when you chew, tighten your teeth or yawn – any time when the joint is used – from cracking, reduced mouth opening or jaw blockage. These disorders can possibly cause a change in the way your teeth fit together. If you have one or more of these symptoms, consult a maxillofacial surgeon immediately.
There are multiple factors that can cause problems to your temporomandibular joint: from trauma to bruxism, osteoarthritis and joint malformations, these disorders can affect anyone. Stress and various parafunctional activities (habits that can cause overuse of the muscles surrounding the joint) may also be possible sources of your pain.
When you visit Clinique MFML for a disorder associated with your temporomandibular joint, you are under the expert care of our clinical team. As a first step, we will conduct a complete medical assessment by performing a clinical examination and taking appropriate imaging. Whether it’s through a panoramic x-ray, a scan or a magnetic resonance imaging, we will be able to identify the problem related to your joint. Therefore, we can offer you the care you need to treat your condition, from medication to surgery.
Certain habits can be harmful to your joint and we suggest excluding them, or at least reducing their frequency. Following these few tips could improve or prevent temporomandibular joint disorders.