TMJ Treatment in Jupiter

If you have persistent jaw pain, ear pain, and headaches, you may have a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. Our dentists offer TMJ treatments in Jupiter, Florida, to improve the function of your jaw joint so that you can enjoy improved and pain-free oral health. Call us at 561-746-8095 to make your appointment with Dr. Higham and Dr. Sauchelli and learn more about TMJ treatment appliances.

The TMJ is the temporomandibular joint or the joint connecting the lower jaw to the rest of the head. The term “TMJ” is often used to refer to TMJ disorder, also called TMD, which occurs when the jaw joint becomes stressed, injured, or misaligned. TMJ disorder may result from several factors, such as stress, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), arthritis in the TMJ, or trauma and injury to the head, neck, or jaw.

You may suffer from TMD if you experience frequent jaw pain or facial pain. TMJ disorders may also cause:

  • Grinding, clicking, or popping sounds in the jaw when you open and close your mouth
  • Inability to open your mouth wide to speak, yawn, or chew
  • A locked or stuck jaw
  • Pain when chewing and biting
  • Pain in the neck, shoulders, or ears
  • Frequent headaches

Our dentist can help you determine the cause of your TMJ disorder and recommend the appropriate treatment. Treatment for the TMJ will depend on the cause and severity of your TMJ disorder. TMD treatment may include jaw and facial relaxation exercises, BOTOX®, lifestyle changes, restorative dental procedures, a mouth guard or night guard, or jaw surgery. To learn more about TMJ treatment and to schedule your consultation with our dentist, we encourage you to contact us today.