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TMJ Dysfunction Therapies

Man in dental chair holding cheekThe temporomandibular joints (TMJ) connect the jaw to the skull bone allowing for smooth, pain free movements when speaking, chewing, or smiling. When these small, delicate joints are damaged, the result can be painful movement, impaired jaw function, or complete inability to open and close the mouth. We’ll screen for warning signs of TMJ dysfunction (TMD) during regular checkups, but let our team know if you notice any of the following:

We offer a variety of treatments for TMD including equilibration techniques and occlusal splints. We also use the transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) system to relieve pain and improve the function of the jaw joints. Please don’t hesitate to contact our team if you have questions or would like to schedule a TMJ dysfunction consultation.