The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your jawbone to your skull. They are the joints and jaw muscles that allow you to open and close your mouth to chew, speak, and swallow. You have one temporomandibular joint on each side of your jaw, and each has a disk between the ball and socket. The disk cushions the load and allows jaw movement.  Any problem within this complex system may result in TMJ disfunction, and can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement. 

Possible causes of TMJ dysfuntion include: TMJ pain
teeth clenching and grinding
dislocation or injury 
tooth and jaw alignment
inflammation such as with arthritis, or overuse

We offer:
  • Treatment for jaw/jaw joint pain and headache pain, including bite splints (which are extremely helpful for those with tooth clenching and grinding problems)
  • Bite and jaw re-alignment procedures when imbalances are causing pain and discomfort
  • Dental splints and other appliances to aid in bite imbalances and jaw, TMJ, and ear pain