What is TMJ?
TMJ is short for Temporomandibular Joint, which is the main jaw joint right in front of your ear. TMJ as a term is also often referring to a disorder or dysfunction of that joint. This is alternately sometimes referred to as TMD. When your bite does not fit together properly, this can result in pain and even cracking sounds in that jaw joint, usually referred to as TMJ. If your bite is misaligned, correcting this will likely resolve or greatly relieve any TMJ issues.
Get Your Bite Checked
When a problem with your bite is causing or at least contributing to pain or discomfort it can usually be corrected without any invasive procedures. Come into our San Antonio dental clinic for an examination and we can determine if you have any bite problems and assess the degree of any malocclusion. It can be especially damaging when it is on your front teeth, so if you notice your lower front teeth are showing some wearing down, have your bite checked as soon as possible. As well, we will discuss all options with you to correct the problem.