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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects the lower jaw to the skull in front of the ear. This joint may become inflamed or damaged resulting in temporomandibular disorder (TMD).

Some causes of this condition are grinding or clenching of the teeth, stress, or overuse of the muscles. The results are often headaches, jaw and neck pain, difficulty opening or closing, and sensitive teeth due to excessive wear.

TMD can be treated in many different ways. A night time mouth guard is one option that will alleviate a patients teeth grinding and overuse of the muscles in this area. Sometimes it may be necessary to equilibrate a patient’s bite by removing small amounts of enamel on specific teeth for a more even distribution of forces during chewing. A soft diet and ibuprofen use may also be recommended for a short period of time to decrease inflammation. Call us today to schedule an appointment if you are experiencing any of these TMD symptoms. We can find a treatment that’s right for you.