TMJ Treatment


What are My TMJ Treatment Options?

No one should have to live with constant pain from TMJ disorder. The symptoms of this condition can extend beyond the jaw, affecting the head, neck, shoulders, arms, and fingers, which can greatly impact day-to-day life. However, there are many treatment options available that can significantly reduce or eliminate TMJ-related pain and discomfort. The first step toward treating TMJ disorder is a proper diagnosis. At True Dentistry, our dentists can perform oral evaluations that thoroughly examine the teeth, temporomandibular joints, and facial musculature to help determine…

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How Do I Know if I Have TMJ Disorder?

TMJ disorder, otherwise known as TMD, can stem from a variety of causes such as arthritis, loss of cartilage, clenching or grinding, physical impact or injury, and overuse of the temporomandibular joint. When left untreated, TMJ disorder can become a quite painful and disruptive. Commonly characterized by a clicking or popping of the jaw when speaking or eating, the symptoms of this condition vary widely and may include: Headaches Worn teeth (from grinding and improper bite) Facial pain Jaw or neck pain Difficulty chewing and/or swallowing…

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What Causes TMJ Disorder?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the place where the jawbone (mandible) articulates with the skull (temporal bone). When the movement of this joint becomes compromised, you can experience mild discomfort, difficulty opening and closing the mouth, or more severe pain that can extend beyond the jaw, to the neck and shoulders. Oftentimes, a clicking, popping, or grinding sound can be heard, indicating that the jaw is not properly aligned and/or the muscles are imbalanced. This condition is known as TMJ disorder or TMD. The causes of…

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