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Decatur Childrens Dentistry | TMJ in Decatur

Decatur Children's Dentistry

1000 W. Business Hwy. 380
Decatur, TX 76234

940-626-4442

TMJ
 
Decatur Childrens Dentistry in Decatur TX

TMJ is the initialism for temporomandibular joint, which connects your lower jaw (the mandible) to your skull at the temporal bone. This joint controls many jaw functions, like chewing. If the chewing muscles or the joint itself are causing you pain you may have temporamandibular disorder, or TMD. TMD can be caused by stress, continual clenching of the jaw muscles, or teeth grinding.


Some of the symptoms of TMD are:

  • Pain when opening or closing mouth
  • Trouble chewing
  • Jaw becoming stuck open or shut
  • Headaches or ear pain
  • Clicking or popping sounds when opening your mouth
  • Teeth Grinding

 

 
 
 
 
Decatur Dentist | TMJ. Gayla Ballou is a Decatur Dentist.