Dr. Chow is an experienced neuromuscular dentist. He not only treats teeth and gums, but he also treats the whole system of the jaw. This includes the teeth, the jaw joint, and surrounding muscles of the jaw. This system involves every movement the mouth makes, such as chewing, talking, swallowing, yawning, kissing or singing. Keeping this system in balance is very important to overall dental health.
What is TMJ?
TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint, the hinge that connects the temporal bones in the skull to your jaw. They are positioned in front of both ears.
These hinges enable you to chew, talk, yawn, or manipulate the jaw so that it moves side to side and up and down. TMJ, or TMD (temporomandibular disorder), refers to problems associated with this joint, which can cause pain and interfere with normal functions of the mouth.