What are Temporomandibular Disorders (TMDs)?
Temporomandibular disorders are a broad group of problems which can arise in the jaw joint, muscles or a combination of both. These occur in a significant proportion of people at some stage during their life. Most of these problems resolve without significant intervention with the correct diagnosis and treatment advice. Common symptoms can be facial pain, headaches, jaw clicking, grating and limited mouth opening.
Most patients who seek treatment do not need any surgical intervention. However, in appropriate cases, surgery may be a viable option.