As one of the most popular “ball and socket” joints in your body, the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ for short, is the one that allows you to chew, yawn, and even talk. TMJ disorder is a condition in which this joint and the muscles that support it become inflamed and painful. You can imagine how frustrating this is to live with on a daily basis when it potentially affects your speech, eating, and any other daily activity that utilizes the jaw.
There can be multiple causes of TMJ disorder and it can be tough for your dentist to narrow them down. For example, people who clench their jaws, those who have had a jaw injury, and even folks who deal with arthritis, can start to get TMJ disorder symptoms. If you think that you may be suffering from TMJ disorder, contact your Toronto Dentist right away to ensure that the problem doesn’t get worse.
The solution to your TMJ disorder might be quite simple, but if you never visit the dentist, you can’t be diagnosed, and if you’re never diagnosed, how can you expect to get better? Make your appointment at the one and only Yonge & Eglinton Dental Care today.