Drs. Wood & Spooner | Birmingham, AL | TMJ & TMD
502 Montgomery Hwy, Suite 201
Birmingham, Alabama 35216

(205) 822-2808
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Temporomandibular Joints (TMJ), or “jaw joints,” are the hinged joints on either side of the jaw that are responsible for opening and closing the mouth. Some patients suffer from a condition known as "Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction" (TMD) in which one or both joints do not move in a smooth, fluid manner.

Symptoms of TMD include frequent headaches, jaw pain, clenching or teeth grinding (bruxism) during sleep. The long-term effects of TMJ disorders can lead to serious dental problems and pain management issues if not addressed.

As part of a complete dental examination, our doctors will evaluate your jaw joints and obtain a dental background to uncover possible signs of TMD. If you have a history of teeth grinding, clenching or jaw pain, they may recommend a TMJ study using xrays and joint vibration analysis to analyze your symptoms and develop a plan to manage them.

In some cases, a therapeutic approach using a Nightguard to protect the jaw joints from bruxism or clenching can help manage more chronic symptoms.

If you suffer from the symptoms of TMJ disorder, please Contact Us to schedule a complete examination so that our doctors can fully evaluate your oral health and address your specific needs.

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