TMJ Dysfunction

TMJ, or Tempero-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction, is a group of problems that results from a faulty joint between the jaw, or mandible, and the skull, or temporal bone.

This imbalance can cause several symptoms: headaches, earaches, difficulty moving the jaw, clicking or popping sounds in the joint, an ache around the ear, or painful jaw muscles.

To restore the balance, we may crown teeth, fill spaces, move teeth, or adjust your bite.

A splint, or plastic mouthpiece, can restore harmony if clenching or grinding created the problem.