Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are problems affecting the jaw joint – usually pain or reduced movement of the joint. There are various causes but mostly it is not a serious condition, and often improves with simple treatments.
They are fairly common. About 1 in 10 people have symptoms in the jaw joint at some time in their lives. Of these people, only about 1 in 20 consult a doctor for this problem.
Most TMJ disorders improve over time and do not get worse. It is very rare to get any complications with this condition. Some people do have symptoms that last longer or come back, but even these can usually be improved with treatment. Most people do not need injections or surgery and will get better with simple treatments and time. If you are suffering with jaw/joint pain, contact us for an appointment.