Temporal-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Treatment
3150 North Elm Street, Suite 210
Greensboro, NC 27408
336-286-9897

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Temporal-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Treatment

TMJ stands for temporal-mandibular joint. It is the joint between the temple area of the skull and the mandible (lower jaw). Problems in this joint may be caused by a mal-alignment of the teeth, trauma, or excess muscle tension brought about by clenching or grinding (bruxing) of the teeth.

Problems associated with this complex joint include headaches, earaches, difficulty or soreness in opening and closing the mouth, popping of the jaw, and pain in the jaw muscles.

The most common treatments for Temporal-Mandibular Disorder (TMD) can include replacing missing teeth, orthodontia, bite adjustments, and occlusal guards (nightguards). These guards are made of acrylic and fit either the top or bottom teeth. Usually worn at night, the guards aid in preventing clenching or grinding which exacerbate TMD Symptoms.

Where We Are Located

3150 North Elm Street
Suite 210
Greensboro, NC 27408
Call us today to Schedule an Appointment:
336-286-9897