"TMJ syndrome" is what we commonly call Temporomandibular joint disorder. It means your TMJ joint — the joint which connects your jaw and your skull — is inflamed, and it often causes severe pain.
After an assessment of your condition, a bite-splint (or bite-plane) or other therapy may be recommended; occasionally, you may be referred to a specialist.
People feel TMJ pain in varying degrees, and there are many potential causes.
There are different ways to end the pain and discomfort caused by TMJ syndrome.
If your teeth are misaligned, dental work may be required to restore proper occlusion. Dr. Townshend, Dr. Albert and Dr. Khouri can have you fitted with a special guard that will prevent your teeth from being damaged and keep your jaw from clenching while you sleep.