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Do your jaws hurt often? Do you struggle with simple tasks such as eating or even laughing? If so, you could be struggling with your TMJ’s. Drs. Roschella, Zinger and Brown here at RZ Dental Group in Marriottsville, Maryland, are trained to help you with your TMJ’s and would be happy to give you some information about them, so you can discover the best way to find the treatment you need.

Your temporomandibular joints, also known as TMJ’s are situated on each side of your face. This important joint includes muscles and ligaments into a joint shaped like a ball and socket that works to open and close your mouth as you talk, eat, or move your jaw in any way. Oftentimes, this joint can become sore and painful when you first wake up or try to eat and talk. If it hurts to open and close your mouth, your TMJ’s could be inflamed. Temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMD, is a condition that inflames or damages this joint and causes extreme pain.

Some triggers to TMD include arthritis, injuries, tooth alignment, jaw alignment, stress, teeth grinding while you sleep, and the dislocation of the jaw. The first step to overcoming this stressful condition is always to seek diagnosis, so your dentist can find the best course of action for your unique needs.

If you still have questions about your TMJ’s or feel it’s time to come in for a dental checkup, please call us today at (410)-442-5678 to set up an appointment. Our friendly and professional staff is happy and thrilled to help you enjoy smiling and laughing again.