Tmj Disorder Treatment

In dental language TMJ stands for Temporomandibular-Joint. This is the joint that your lower jaw shares with the temporal bone of your skull. Our TMJ has evolved over time to allow us to speak and walk upright.

TMJ pain is more prevalent in patients aged 16 or older. Common symptoms of TMJ include: headaches, neck aches, popping and clicking when opening and closing your jaw, and pain when opening and closing, or chewing.

A complete health history is the first step in the healing process. Next, we will discuss your symptoms and do a complete TMJ clinical exam. Once a diagnosis is determined, we can recommend a treatment plan to manage the pain. If caught in the very early stages, TMJ treatment time will be less and the prognosis much better.