What Is TMJ?
Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ, is a result of problems with the jaw, jaw joint and surrounding facial muscles. It is also referred to as temporomandibular disorder (TMD) or TMJ syndrome. The joint affected is the temporomandibular joint. It is the hinge that connects the lower jaw to the skull.
Those who suffer from problems associated with this joint can experience severe TMJ symptoms such as pain and frequent discomfort. The pain from this disorder can last a few months or several years. While medical professionals are unsure of what exactly causes this disorder, they know that it tends to affect women more often than men and is more prevalent in the 20 to 40 age group.
Dr. Russell Marchese, Jr. can evaluate your TMJ symptoms and determine the appropriate treatment for your individual case. Any symptoms should be reported Dr. Marchese.
If you are suffering from any TMJ symptoms, or want to learn more about treatment for bruxism in Batavia, NY, call our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Marchese.