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TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, your jaw joints. The pain, discomfort, or tenderness in or around the jaw joints is called a TMJ disorder. Signs that you might have a TMJ disorder are:

  • Facial pain or tenderness
  • Jaw pain
  • Pain in or around the ears
  • Neck pain
  • Jaw stiffness
  • Discomfort while chewing
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty opening and closing the mouth
  • Jaw “locking up”
  • Jaw makes a clicking sound
  • Teeth that don’t come together properly when eating or chewing

There are a variety of treatment options for TMJ. Be sure to ask us about these.