Temporo-mandibular Joint Dysfunction is the term used to describe problems around the jaw and surround muscles/joints.
TMJD problems can cause problems such as:
It is a very common ailment for a lot of people. It can be cause by things such as stress, clenching or grinding (bruxism) of the teeth, trauma, dental problems or poor breathing habits.
TMJD is a very common issue that occurs for a lot of people, while clicking and popping of the jaw is usually not a cause for concern, untreated TMJD issues can go on to cause many chronic issues if left untreated.
There are several options available to treat the issue.
The dentist can make a nightguard which will protect your teeth from damage if you are clenching or grinding your teeth.
Our chiropractor Khalil specialises in TMJ problems and can assess you to see what the issue is.
From here a combined approach is often best, using the nightguard to protect the teeth and having manual therapy/ exercise therapy on the jaw.