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Questions & answers

TMJ treatment

What is a TMJ disorder?

TMJ disorders are conditions affecting the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which is the joint connecting your lower jaw to your head. Also known as TMD, this condition occurs when the jaw joint is stressed, injured or misaligned. Common signs of TMJ disorders include:

  • A locked or stuck jaw
  • An inability to open your mouth widely
  • Frequent headaches and migraines
  • Grinding, clicking or popping sounds when your jaw moves
  • Pain in the neck, shoulders and ears
  • Pain when chewing and biting

How can TMJ treatment benefit me?

TMJ treatment works to relieve the stress and discomfort of your jaw joint, giving you a healthier and more comfortable quality of life. It also improves your oral function, allowing you to speak, yawn and chew without difficulty so that you can once again perform daily actions in comfort.

What are my treatment options if I have a TMJ disorder?

Your treatment will depend on the severity of your TMJ disorder. Common treatments include jaw and facial relaxation exercises, restorative dental treatments, night guards and lifestyle changes. If your case is more severe, our dentists may also recommend jaw surgery. We will assess your condition during your initial consultation and discuss your options to create a treatment plan that meets your needs.

TMJ treatment


Our experienced dentists and team provide TMJ treatments to improve your oral function and quality of life. TMJ disorders can cause significant discomfort and may impact the quality of your day-to-day life if not treated, so we encourage you to visit our dentists and receive treatment if you suspect you have this oral condition. Call Dentistry and Braces Group to schedule your consultation and learn more!