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TMJ


TMJ is short for “temporomandibular joint disorder" and refers to pain in the jaw joint. TMJ can be caused by trauma to the jaw area, wear and tear over time, teeth grinding or clenching – just to name a few.


While the pain is concentrated in the jaw joint and can make your bite feel unusual or out of place, it can often cause:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty Chewing or Biting
  • Ringing in the Ear
  • Hearing Loss
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Our helpful team will review your symptoms, habits and lifestyle choices and help you understand how they're resulting in TMJ. Oftentimes, a few simple changes to your lifestyle can lead to significant pain relief from TMJ. Our team will help you through your TMJ treatment.

In cases where lifestyle is not a major factor, we can recommend appliances such as custom bite-guards, which can significantly improve the symptoms you're experiencing. As part of the TMJ treatment, we may also refer you to a specialist if we feel it is necessary.

If you think you are a candidate for TMJ treatment, please contact our office today.


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