TMJ Treatment - EAST RIDGE, TN

TMJ Treatment

What is TMJ?

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) occurs as a result of problems with the jaw, jaw joint, and surrounding facial muscles that control movement of the jaw. The temporomandibular joint is the hinge joint that connects the lower jaw to the bone of the skull. This joint is located immediately in front of the ear on each side of the head. The muscles attached to the jaw allow the jaw an incredible amount of movement: front side to side and up and down. This flexibility allows us to chew, talk, and yawn.  

Those who suffer form TMJ experience severe pain and discomfort.  This pain can last for as many as several years or a few months.  More women experience TMJ pain than men and the disorder is seen in people between 20-40 years of age.

Some symptoms of TMJ include:

What Causes TMJ?

The main cause of TMJ is still unknown but scientists believe the symptoms are a result of problems in the muscles of the jaw or with parts of the joint.  
Known factors that contribute to TMJ include:
jaw bone model

Treatment Options for TMJ

Although we are skilled in the most complex TMJ situations to TMJ disorder, depending on your case, a more conservative solution may be all you need. We’ll welcome you to our state-of-the-art practice in East Ridge, TN for an oral exam and consultation where we’ll discuss your unique limitations as well as your goals for treatment.

Schedule a consultation with our doctor to discuss your TMJ treatment options!