TMJ Kinnelon, NJ

Your temporomandibular joint (or "TMJ" as most of us call it) moves thousands of times per day. Located at either side of your mandible (lower jaw) just in front of your ears, these multi-directional joints are used for eating, talking, laughing, swallowing, and yawning. Chances are, they move just as much, if not more than most of the other joints in your body. When they're not functioning properly, it can significantly impact your day-to-day activities.

Schedule An Appointment >

Symptoms of TMJD

TMJ disorder (TMD/TMJD) traditionally presents itself as:
• Recurring headaches
• Limited range of motion
• Joint pain or stiffness
• Earaches
• Popping or clicking
• Pain following a physical injury
• Neck, shoulder, and back pain
Although most of us experience TMJ from time to time, not everyone has TMD.

What Causes TMJ Disorder?

More often than not, TMJ disorder is the result of irregular joint movement or physical trauma. Something as simple as misaligned teeth or a clenching habit could strain your joints enough that they cannot function normally after years of repeated strain.

Types of Treatment for TMJ Pain

Fortunately, non-surgical therapies provide the best outcome for most cases of TMD. By addressing neuromuscular aspects of your smile — ranging from tooth alignment to incorporating splint therapy — we can treat the source of your TMJ pain and help prevent it from recurring.

Our Kinnelon, NJ practice is equipped with state-of-the-art technological resources that allow us to assess the internal elements of your TMJ anatomy. By addressing multiple facets of your jaw function and surrounding tissues, we can pinpoint minor adjustments that leave a lasting impact on your quality of life.

Kinnelon Holistic and Neuromuscular Dentistry

Do you suffer from frequent headaches or jaw pain? Contact Integrated Dental Aesthetics in in Kinnelon, New Jersey today to reserve an exam and TMJ evaluation. Relief is just a call away.