TMJ Treatment

  • TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, refers to a group of disorders affecting the joint that joins the lower jaw to the skull (temporomandibular joint, or TMJ). This disorder often results in discomfort or pain, difficulty with the jaw, earaches, and migraines. There are many causes of TMD, including, but not limited to:

    • Trauma to the jaw or TMJ
    • Arthritis
    • Grinding of the teeth
    • Jaw clenching
    • Misaligned bite
    • Poor posture
    • Stress
    • Dislocation
    • Disease or illness

    You may be surprised to learn about some of the seemingly unrelated symptoms of TMD. Symptoms of TMD may include:

    • Prevalent pain or soreness in the jaw, especially at certain times of the day
    • A popping or clicking sound when the mouth is opened or closed
    • Trouble opening and closing the mouth or chewing
    • Misaligned bite
    • An earache not caused by infection
    • A toothache not caused by infection or other dental health issues
    • Jaw pain when chewing, biting, yawning or speaking
    • A “locked” or stiff jaw when chewing, biting, yawing or speaking
    • Recurring tension headaches or migraines, especially if present upon waking
    • Recent changes to your bite

    There are many ways to treat TMD, just as there are many causes and symptoms. Our dentist and team at the office of Nicholas Tretter, DDS use the latest treatment options and TMJ appliances to manage your condition. We will discuss with you your options for TMJ treatment. If you are interested in learning more about TMD and what we can do for you, please give us a call at (508) 829-6665. We are happy to care for all of your dental needs.

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