Dr. Garant, Whitby Ontario Dentist
  Jaw Problems


What is TMJ Disorder?

TMJ is an acronym for temporomandibular joint (jaw joint). Clinically, it is referred to as TMD (disorder), but many patients simply call it "TMJ". It often presents itself as a popping sound and sensation near the jaw joint. People under 40 are more susceptible and it occurs more frequently in women.


Left untreated, TMJ symptoms increase in number and severity as you get older.