TMJ is an acronym typically used to refer to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. The TMJ joints are very complex, comprised of muscles, tendons, and bones. This joint connects the jaw bone to the skull, and injury or inflammation in the area is what causes TMJ syndrome.
The syndrome is characterized by, sometimes very intense, pain in the jaw. The amount of pain and severity of TMJ syndrome can vary greatly from person to person. Some people experience mild and occasional pain, while others experience pain so severe that surgery is required to correct the syndrome.
There are several risk factors for developing TMJ outside of experiencing a traumatic injury in the area.
There are various home remedies available for TMJ syndrome for pain management. However, for many cases of TMJ, a TMJ dentist is necessary. Your TMJ dentist may be able to help manage your pain and TMJ syndrome by giving you dental splints. Botox injections, prescription medications, and physical therapy are also common treatments for TMJ
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