TMJ Dysfunction - Dr. Michael Dagostino, D.D.S.
The temporomandibular joint is the most intricate joint in the body.
The lower jaw requires the cooperation of seven muscles on each side of the jaw
to open and close the mandible (lower jaw). Because of its intricate
nature, this joint is highly susceptible to trauma. It is also susceptible
to dislocation. This joint can also undergo degenerative changes when
patients have skeletal imbalances (i.e. overbites). TMJ dysfunction can
occur in children as young as 6. It is extremely prevalent in females
between the ages of 25 - 45, and is characterized by many different
symptoms. Some patients get joint pain or clicking and popping in their
TMJ, where others may experience headaches and/or ear ringing or ear pain.
Should you or someone you love have TMJ problems, please call our office for
a no charge consultation.
Please visit our website at www.DrDagostino.com.
Michael W. Dagostino, D.D.S.
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