Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD or TMJD)

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (sometimes abbreviated to TMD or TMJD) is an “umbrella term” covering discomfort and dysfunction of jaw muscles and the temporomandibular joints (the joints which connect the jaws to the skull). Symptoms often include pain, restricted jaw movement, and noises from the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) during jaw movement. Although TMD is not life threatening, it can be detrimental to quality of life because the symptoms can become chronic and difficult to manage. Our surgeons have expertise in the management of this often difficult-to-treat problem.