tmj dysfunctionEvery practice has patients who present saying “I have TMJ”. The temporomandibular joint is the most complex joint in the human body and can be affected by many different conditions. TMJ isn’t a disease – it’s a joint and a structure. A healthy joint means that the condyle and the disk are moving at the same time. Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD) is a dysfunction that includes damage, disease and muscles issues.

Our new staff training course, TMJ Is Not a Disease, explores the concept of TM dysfunction and what it means.

After viewing this lesson your team will know:
  • What the Temporomandibular Joint is

  • What TM dysfunction is

  • What the difference between TM joint pain and muscle pain is

  • What the possible treatments are

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Comments

Commenter's Profile Image Pamela Waterman
June 10th, 2014
I hope all dentists take this course! I wish the four dentists who missed this in me (yay for the fifth, when I was 27) had been better informed on what to watch for, and to listen to my issues. A night splint and then adult braces finally knocked my TMD problems down by 95% - now it only happens when I'm really stressed (though it does serve as a good built-in-indicator that it's time to chill....)