TMJ/TMD Treatment

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (often referred to TMJ Disorder or TMD) is a condition affecting thousands of people, often resulting in headaches, facial pain, a difficulty with chewing and eating, and other debilitating symptoms. TMJ Disorder is typically caused by an imbalance between the jaw and joint, arthritic inflammation, a general wearing down of the joint, or other issues. If left untreated, it can become worse, causing excruciating pain and interfering with your everyday activities. At Dental Professionals of Fair Lawn, we offer a variety of treatments that can help alleviate the effects of TMJ Disorder. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation to see which treatment is best for you.

Symptoms of TMJ

TMJ Disorder is often characterized by a clicking or popping of the jaw. The temporomandibular joint helps your jaw to smoothly move when talking, eating, or yawning. If the joint becomes irritated from overuse, imbalance, arthritis, or other causes, the jaw can become separated from the joints and muscles, causing pain in the head and neck area. In some cases, patients might not realize they are suffering from TMJ Disorder. Regular oral exams can help to ensure TMJ Disorder is caught and treated before it gets worse. Some signs and symptoms of TMJ Disorder include:

  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • Neck, shoulder, and back pain
  • Dizziness
  • Facial pain
  • Jaw clicking or popping
  • Numbness in arms or fingers
  • Migraines or headaches

Treatment Options

If you are experiencing some or all of the symptoms listed above, you may have TMJ Disorder. Once diagnosed, we will be able to assist you in treating the disorder. These options can help you to greatly reduce the uncomfortable symptoms associated with TMJ Disorder. One of our experienced dentists will assess you in order to select the treatment option that best meets your needs. Some potential treatment options are:

Contact Us

If you think you might have TMJ Disorder, or if you have recently been diagnosed, please contact us today to schedule a comprehensive TMJ Disorder assessment. We can create a customized treatment plan to help reduce your symptoms.