Starting With The Basics
Temporomandibular disorder/dysfunction (TMD) may range from a simple condition to a very complex one.
It is our belief that a well-informed patient is the most satisfied patient.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is part of the “dental anatomy”- it being a hinge that the lower jaw moves on. While the term TMJ is reflective of an early belief that these disorders originated in the joint itself, more recent knowledge has shown that the true cause of joint problems often lies somewhere else.
The many signs and symptoms of TMD often lead the patient to a physician prior to seeking a dental consultation. Physicians will often treat the symptoms with anti-inflammatory drugs, pain medications or tranquilizers. Dr. Morgan feels it should be treated in the most conservative manner (surgery as a last resort) and without drugs whenever possible.
If you are suffering from TMD, call immediately for an appointment!