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TMJ Dysfunction (TMD)

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) is the name given to a group of problems that affect the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement. Individuals with TMD often complain about pain when eating, sleeping or at rest, pain in or around the ear, locking of the jaw making it hard to open or close the mouth, general headaches or facial pain.

Treatment is individualized and may include pain reduction and symptom management, restoration of normal jaw motion, behavioral modifications, improved postural control, and prevention of symptom recurrence.

Other problems treated include chronic headaches and facial pain.

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