TMJrefers to your jaw joints, while TMDis the term used when your teeth and jaw are out of their correct alignment and may be the cause of a variety of significant oral and general health problems.
Recurring headaches, especially after sleep, migraines and facial, neck and shoulder pain can all be symptoms of a misaligned bite and jaw. You may have limited jaw movement or hear a clicking sound when you eat, yawn or speak.
There are many benefits for patients who undergo treatment for TMD, from decreased or eliminated pain and discomfort to better overall health and longer-lasting dental restorations.
If you experience jaw pain, be sure to mention this at your next visit.
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