Thursday, October 13, 2016
The Dangers of Untreated TMJD and How a Davis Orthodontist Can Help
Have you ever wondered how your jaw can move up and down and side to side? Well, that’s because it’s connected by a special joint called temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Imagine if this joint slips off or breaks. What do you think would happen?
What is TMJD?
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD) refers to any irregularity with the attachment or position of your TMJ. There’s no definite explanation as to how this disorder forms, but the most plausible explanation is the existence of issues with the muscles of the jaw and with the parts of the TMJ, itself.