From the Desk of Dr. Cruz: TMJ – TMD
Normal TM Joint
These images represent a specific TMD condition affecting the jaw joints (TMJ)
Q: What is TMD Occlusion Treatment and what does it involve?
A: TMD is the abbreviation for Temporomandibular Dysfunction, which is a general term for various conditions / diagnoses. The appropriate therapy is prescribed after diagnosis which may involve special approaches.
Q: What is the difference between TMD and TMJ?
A: TMD stands for "Temporomandibular Dysfunction," which is a diagnostic term. This is the accepted term by professionals to describe the collection of symptoms and diseases that are usually found in TMD patients. TMJ is the abbreviation for the jaw joint called the Temporomandibular joint. It is an anatomical term.