TMJ Disorder

TMJ Disorder Treatment Hoboken, NJ

Dental Arts of Hoboken offers treatment for TMJ disorders in Hoboken, New Jersey. TMJ disorders, or “TMJ Syndrome” as it is sometimes called, affect the temporomandibular joint.  This joint, located near the ear, is the point where the lower and upper jaw meet.  The joint is one of the most frequently used joints in the body, and is used when talking, chewing, biting, yawning, or performing any action that requires the mouth to open or close.

TMJ disorders can cause a multitude of symptoms, including headaches, facial pain, ear pain, tinnitus (ringing in the ear), stiffness, dizziness, clicking or popping sounds, problems with bite, limited opening of the mouth and even a locked jaw.  The disorder can be caused by a variety of factors, including misalignment of teeth, stress, teeth grinding, trauma to the jaw, or habitual biting of nails or chewing of gum, among other factors.TMJ-Disorder

There are a number of different treatment options for TMJ disorders, and the type of treatment option that is most effective will depend in part on the cause of the problem, how long it has been going on, how severe it is, etc.  Some of the TMJ treatment options we offer include corrective dental therapies to properly align the teeth.  This can include orthodontics, adjustments of crowns or bridges, or even referral for surgery if the problem is severe.  Another option is occlusal therapy, in which a custom-made mouth guard is used to reduce the incidence of clenching and teeth grinding.  This can reduce symptoms of TMJ.  We can also help patients determine other effective courses of TMJ treatment, including physical therapy, stress management and medications.

If you are interested in learning more about the treatment of TMJ disorders offered in our Hoboken dental office, contact us today at 201-963-9000.