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Michael Luzuriaga, DDS, MAGD & Lyndsay Kuzmak, DDS, FAGD | TMJ in Westminster MD

Michael Luzuriaga, DDS, MAGD, ABGD

Lyndsay C. Kuzmak, DDS, FAGD

Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

 

20 South Center Street

Westminster, Maryland 21157

(410) 848-5656

TMJ
 

iStock_000010826377Small.jpg TMJ is the initialism for temporomandibular joint, which connects your lower jaw (the mandible) to your skull at the temporal bone. This joint controls many jaw functions, like chewing. If the chewing muscles or the joint itself are causing you pain, you may have temporamandibular disorder, or TMD. TMD can be caused by stress, continual clenching of the jaw muscles, and/or teeth grinding.

Some of the symptoms of TMD are:

  • Pain when opening or closing mouth
  • Trouble chewing
  • Jaw becoming stuck open or shut
  • Headaches or ear pain
  • Clicking or popping sounds when opening your mouth
  • Teeth Grinding



Many of these symptoms can often be associated with other health problems, so only a medical professional can tell you if it is due to TMD.


If you suspect you may have TMD, please come in for a consultation. We can help diagnose you and provide relief for your symptoms.

 
 
Westminster Dentist | TMJ. Michael Luzuriaga, DDS & Lyndsay Kuzmak DDS are Westminster Dentists.