Learn more about Temporomandibular joint disorder, commonly known as TMJ, and the treatments available at our New Jersey center to eliminate pain, discomfort and headaches.
The Academy of General Dentistry estimates that more than 10 million Americans are suffering from a maxillofacial condition known as TMJ disorder (TMD), a progressive, degenerative disorder affecting the temporomandibular joint, the hinge that connects the mandible (lower jaw) to the upper jaw and skull.
Stress on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), often the result of a bite and muscle imbalance, causes the ligaments to stretch and the muscles to lengthen and shorten to adapt. This in turn leads to tenderness in the jaw, head, neck and face and eventually to headaches and/or migraines.
Why Should I See The Headache & TMJ Center of New Jersey?
Although it is well known that TMD involves several different causative factors, the majority of these involve some variety of dental problems such as tooth grinding, misaligned teeth, and uneven wear from jaw clenching. At the Headache & TMJ Center of New Jersey, we specialize in neuromuscular conditions and have been pioneering new treatment modalities with proven results for more than 25 years.
Using the latest in digital diagnostic equipment and evaluation methods while incorporating individualized patient care, we offer patients a comprehensive treatment solution to eliminate painful symptoms and restore wellness.