September 3, 2021

Proper Occlusion, TMJ Joints and Load Testing

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) acts like a hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. You have one joint on each side of your jaw. TMJ disorders (temporomandibular disorder or TMD) can cause all kinds of symptoms that will vary from person to person. Some of the side effects of TMD are pain in jaw joint, muscles soreness, worn or broken teeth, fractures, damaged dental work, tooth shifting, teeth grinding at various times of the day or night.

In this episode of BURST tv, Dr. Luke Daining and his wife Gina show us how they assess patients for jaw joint disfunction, what causes it and how Dr. Daining gets a proper diagnosis with TMJ load testing. They also explain some of the treatment options available for those suffering from TMD.