Try placing your fingertips under each ear and opening your mouth. Do you feel something moving beneath the skin as you do so? This is your temporomandibular joint (more simply referred to as the TMJ), which facilitates crucial, everyday jaw motions like chewing food, speaking clearly, yawning, and more. Unfortunately, this area is susceptible to dysfunction over time like the rest of the body, and severe pain can be the unpleasant result.
Contact our dental practice today if you suspect that you may be a victim of TMJ disorder. Dr. Cure and Dr. Smith can review your condition thoroughly and recommend one of our dedicated therapy techniques. By the end of treatment, your smile’s overall harmony should be restored.