When you have a disorder in the joint, it causes misalignment, which means your jaw can’t move properly. This disorder is called TMJ or temporomandibular joint disorder.
You may have TMJ if you experience the following symptoms:
After a diagnosis of TMJ, we can fix an uneven bite by reshaping some of your teeth or using orthodontic treatment. A bite splint or bite plate may be recommended to reduce clenching or grinding of teeth.
TMJ can be managed by eating softer foods, avoiding chewing gum, applying hot or cold packs, minimising extreme jaw movements such as singing and practising relaxation techniques to control jaw tension.
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