Temporamandibular disorders (TMD occur as a result of problems with the jaw, jaw joint and surrounding facial muscles that control chewing and moving the jaw.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinge joint that connects the lower jaw to the temporal bone of the skull.
The cause of TMD can arise from problems with the muscles of the jaw or with parts of the joint itself. Grinding or clenching the teeth, dislocation, arthritis and stress can cause TMD.
Symptoms include pain in the jaw joint, neck and shoulders, limited ability to open mouth, clicking or popping sounds, difficulty chewing and change in bite. Dr. Tanner often uses an NTI night guard to treat TMD. We have had significant success by releasing tension on the jaw at night with the use of this personalized night guard.
Dr. Tanner's office and staff are the best!!! I’ve been going to him for over ten years and always have been treated with the best care. Even when I had an emergency, they got me right in. His work is exceptional, and pretty much pain free!!