Pain in the jaw joints is known as temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder, TMD, and occurs in 5-12% of the population. People seeking TMJ pain treatment often refer to their joint paint as TMJ. Technically, your temporomandibular joints, or TMJ, are sliding hinge joints that connect the sides of your jawbone to your skull. TMJ disorders have a variety of causes, can be quite painful, causing tenderness, difficulty chewing, and even lockjaw.
At The OrthoBee Orthodontics in Fountain Valley, California, board certified orthodontist Dr. Chi H. Bui specializes in the diagnosis of TMJ disorders and TMJ pain treatment. She provides conservative approaches to TMJ pain treatment to patients from communities across Orange County, including Huntington Beach.