TMJ is short for temporomandibular joint, a complex hinge joining your lower jaw with your head. TMJ symptoms include clicking, pain, headaches and worn or broken teeth. Almost half of all dental patients suffer to some degree of TMJ disorders. Most common of TMJ problems are trauma or injuries, stress producing clenching or night grinding, and/or bite problems from abnormal tooth positioning or improper dental restoration.
Fortunately, we can help with most TMJ problems. Once we’ve properly diagnosed the cause, we may recommend physical therapy, bite correction technique and appliances, orthodontics and/or restorative dentistry.