TMJ Treatments

Temporal-mandibular disorder, or TMJD, is a condition in which the joint that connects the jawbone (mandible) to the skull becomes inflamed. Misaligned teeth, trauma, or severe muscle tension are some of the causes of TMJD. Besides soreness in the joint, other signs of TMJD include migraines, neck and shoulder pain, earaches, and tenderness of the jaw muscles. There are a number of approaches to treating TMJD, including using dental implants or crowns to replace missing teeth and reconstructive dentistry, and possibly joint replacement in severe cases.