TMD and TMJ are often used interchangeably for temporomandibular joint disorder. Some people use TMJ as an acronym for the temporomandibular joint, and is commonly used as an acronym for temporomandibular joint disorder. The temporomandibular joint is responsible for all of the movement of your jaw. TMD is also an acronym for temporomandibular joint disorder. In most cases, when you hear TMD or TMJ, they are referring to the same thing.

Understanding TMD/TMJ

The exact cause of TMD is often unknown. TMD may be asymptomatic, only detected during your regularly scheduled appointments with Fairfax Station neuromuscular dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban. More often TMD can be recognized through symptoms such as:

  • Clicking or popping when the jaw moves
  • Swelling, pain, or discomfort around the jaw joint
  • Limited law mobility

TMD may also have symptoms including chronic headaches, neck, shoulder and back pain, and ear ringing or pain without infection. Some of these symptoms may not seem related to temporomandibular joint disorder, but a TMJ evaluation from Dr. Marzban can help you determine if this problem is the cause of your discomfort.

If you live in the areas of Burke, Fairfax, or Fairfax Station, Virginia and are suffering from any of the symptoms of TMD, please contact Dr. Pamela Marzban to schedule an initial consultation today.