TMD
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

TMJ - Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

TMD – The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) connects your jaw and skull, and when this area is not in alignment you may suffer from TMJ disorder (TMD). Symptoms of TMD can be found in the following areas:

  • Jaw Joint
  • Ears
  • Neck
  • Shoulders

If there is reason to believe you have TMD, an evaluation of the area will be performed. It is important to communicate with your Dentist if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Jaw discomfort or pain
  • Jaw clicking or popping
  • Jaw lock or restricted movement
  • Recurring ear or head aches

TMD can be related to a number of factors including:

  • Teeth Clenching/grinding
  • Unaligned bite
  • Arthritis
  • Posture
  • Anxiety
  • Stress

Treatment options may vary, but our priority is to diagnose the cause of TMD and work with you to ensure we treat and prevent issues of TMD with a custom plan for you. After we resolve the issue, we can then treat teeth to give you comfort and restoration.


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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) – TMJ connects your jaw and skull, and when this area is not in alignment you may suffer from TMJ disorder (TMD).
TMD Affected Areas:

  • Jaw Joint
  • Ears
  • Neck
  • Shoulders

If there is reason to believe you have TMD, an evaluation of the area will be performed. It is important to communicate with your Dentist if you experience any abnormal sensations in your jaw.

TMD symptoms include:

  • Jaw discomfort or pain
  • Jaw clicking or popping
  • Jaw lock or restricted movement
  • Recurring ear or head aches

TMD common factors:

  • Teeth clenching/grinding
  • Unaligned bite
  • Arthritis
  • Posture
  • Anxiety
  • Stress

Treatment options may vary, but our priority is to diagnose the cause of TMD and work with you to ensure we treat and prevent issues of TMD with a custom plan for you. After we resolve the issue, we can then treat teeth to give you comfort and restoration.