TMJ Treatment

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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)
is a painful syndrome that can cause a large amount of discomfort and pain.

Do I have TMD?

  • Headaches
  • Jaw pain and tenderness
  • Clicking, popping, or grating sound when opening or closing your jaw
  • Difficulty opening or closing the mouth
  • Pain when yawning or chewing
  • Difficulty chewing or biting
  • Pain in or around the ear

What Causes TMD?

TMD may be caused by physical or psychological issues, including:

  • Anxiety or stress
  • Suppressed anger or frustration
  • Malocclusion (misalignment of upper and lower teeth)
  • Complications from a medical condition

Are there Basic Treatments I can try?

  • Apply wet moist heat and cold packs to the irritated areas
  • Take medications to reduce pain or inflammation, or to help you relax
  • Wear an appliance professionally fitted by a properly trained dentist

In severe cases, different appliances may be used in treatment for relief.