Temporomandibular joints

Temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are located in front of the ears, between the lower and upper jaws, and are often the cause of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). TMDs affect more than half of the adult population and lead to occlusion and chewing problems, cracking of the jaw, headaches and earaches. To alleviate pain or jaw cracking, make an appointment for a complete evaluation. We will recommend the best treatment plan for you.

Risk factors to watch out for:

  • One or several missing teeth
  • Problems chewing
  • Occlusion problems
  • Stress (tooth grinding)

Call us if you feel pain in your jaw, if it cracks when you open and close your mouth, or if you experience stiffness in your neck and face muscles.