Tempromandibular Joint Syndrome, or TMJ Syndrome, is characterized by localized pain, clicking, and popping in the Tempromandibular Joint. TMJ Syndrome is commonly caused by injury or misalignment of the teeth or jaw, teeth grinding (bruxism), poor posture, stress, arthritis, muscular imbalances, and chewing gum.
Treatment for TMJ in Lakeville
The treatment for TMJ Syndrome depends on the cause of your TMJ Syndrome. If you grind your teeth, your dentist has probably already recommended a mouth-guard to use while sleeping.. If your TMJ Syndrome is a result of poor posture, stress, arthritis, or repetitive overuse, gentle chiropractic adjustments, muscle work, and home exercises may make a tremendous difference! Stretching and massaging certain muscles in your mouth can make a huge difference for your TMJ pain!
The Pterygoid muscle group, specifically the external Pterygoid, is a common contributor to stiffness, pain, and popping while chewing or opening and closing the jaw. To get help with your TMJ pain, call us at (612) 440-5776 or schedule an appointment online!