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Temporomandibular joint

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located between the lower jaw and the temporal cavity (in front of the ear). Nearly half of the population suffers from a TMJ disorder, but most people don’t seek treatment for it.

Some factors that can lead to the development of a TMJ disorder:

  • Malocclusion
  • Improper chewing technique
  • One or several missing teeth
  • Jaw injury
  • Stress or emotional shock (frequent tension and stiffness of your jaw muscles)
  • Habits (chewing gum, nail biting)
  • Playing a musical instrument (e.g. tuba)

Symptoms:

  • Migraines
  • Face pain
  • Joint pain
  • Neck pain
  • Posture problems
  • Blocked jaw
  • Cracking of joint (Noise)
  • Muscle tension
  • Deviated jaw
  • Tinnitus
  • Bruxism
  • Wearing of teeth

If your jaw cracks or if you’re experiencing discomfort or pain, call Centre Dentaire Delongchamp right away at 450-562-0266.

For more information, visit these websites:

LVI Global
Myotronics