TMJ Disorder Treatment

The temporomandibular joint is a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are located in front of each ear. The hinge allows you to move your jaw up and down and side to side so you can chew, talk or yawn. When you begin to experience pain, headaches and possibly clicking in your jaw, you may suffer from TMJ. It is not known what causes TMJ, but possible causes are injury, clenching/grinding of the teeth, stress or arthritis.

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction/Disorder (TMJ) is associated with common and severe headache pain and/or jaw pain. Headaches are quite common and the pain usually originates from the jaw, the jaw joint and the surrounding face muscles. The headaches can be very painful and may occur in approximately 30% of adults.

The headaches and jaw pain caused by TMJ can be debilitating and severe. Our office offers dental treatments that will alleviate the pain and any other additional issues that develop from this disorder. TMJ is a correctable disorder and our professional staff will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan to help cure your TMJ related headaches and jaw pain.

Effective Diagnosis and Treatment

If you believe you are suffering from TMJ related pain, our dental professionals will evaluate you by conducting a series of tests which will determine if your pain is caused by TMJ and if you have the condition. The most common symptoms of TMJ are; pain in the jaw and/or face, swelling, problems with chewing and the inability to open your mouth wide.

TMJ is a treatable disorder and our office offers the latest technology in treatment options. If it is determined that you do suffer from TMJ disorder, our dental professionals will work with you to create a treatment plan that best fits your needs to successfully alleviate your pain. Contact us today to schedule a consultation regarding TMJ.