At Clarmain Dental in Burlington, we provide our patients with options for jaw pain and trauma.
What is TMJ?
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint disorder. It is a disorder that refers to pain in your jawbone, which can be caused by the joint in your jawbone not functioning properly.
It can also be caused by trauma to the jaw area, wear and tear over time, as well as teeth grinding or clenching.
What are the symptoms?
- Trouble chewing and biting
- Ear Pain
How can I relieve symptoms of TMJ?
At Clarmain Dental, we will review your symptoms, habits and lifestyle choices to try to understand how the disorder is affecting you. Many times simple lifestyle changes can help you with relief of symptoms from TMJ pain.
We also offer custom appliances that may help you manage your symptoms. Physical therapy or surgery may also be recommended for TMJ by a medical professional if necessary.