Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Treatment in Redmond, Washington
The TMJ is the joint that connects the jaw to the skull. It is a complex system and is located near the ears. When people say they have TMJ, what they are really saying is that they have TMD which is temporomandibular joint disorder. People with TMD may experience clicking or popping in the ears, pain in the joint, or arthritis. This may be caused by a variety of things like excessive grinding (bruxism), trauma, or teeth that don’t fit well together. Some of these issues can be managed in our office by wearing a professionally made night guard. More complex problems may require a referral to a specialist.