Most people label all problems with the jaw joint as TMJ. In reality TMJ is nothing more than the name of the jaw joint itself (temporomandibular joint). The term used commonly amongst dentists to describe and diagnose jaw joint symptoms is TMD. TMD stands for temporomandibular dysfunction. Dysfunctions of the jaw joint usually present as sounds (clicks) or restrictions to movement. The symptom that most people report having a problem with is pain. TMD is challenging to predictably treat. At Allen Dental we choose to conservatively treat TMD with reversible therapies. There are cases that we do refer to specialist giving you the most advanced and predictable treatment options available.