TMJ Treatments

Treatment for TMJ Problems in Fanwood

The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are the joints that connect the jaw to the skull. Like any joint in the body, the TMJ can wear down or become inflamed, leading to pain and mobility restriction. TMJ problems may be caused by injury, teeth grinding during sleep, and many other factors. When these problems occur, patients may find themselves unable to chew or even speak without discomfort. Fortunately, modern dentistry can help.

Your dentist can examine your mouth and jaws to identify the source of the problem. They may then recommend treatments, such as a custom night splint, to help reduce pain and restore mobility.

Patient with a painful jaw.

Don’t put off treatment if you’re experiencing an aching jaw or trouble opening or closing your mouth. Please call South Ave Family Dentistry at (908) 889-2020 or use the scheduling button below for all your dental needs.