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TMJ Treatment


What does TMJ stand for? TMJ stands for Temporal-Mandibular Joint

  • Temporal as in the temple area of the skull
  • Mandibular as in the mandible, or lower jaw
  • Joint as in where the head and jaw meet

Problems in this area may be caused by:

  • Misalignment of the teeth
  • Trauma
  • Excess Muscle Tension

Aside from the two bones that meet there, cartilage buffers them and there are five separate muscles that close the jaw. If something goes wrong, a great deal of trouble can result.

Problems in this area can cause these symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Earaches
  • Trouble/Soreness in opening or closing of the mouth
  • Clicking or popping of the jaw
  • Pain in the jaw muscles
  • Soreness in the area, sometimes extending to the face
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Jaw joint locking

Dental treatment for this condition may include:

  • Replacing Missing Teeth
  • Moving Teeth
  • Adjusting the Bite
  • Filling Gaps between the Teeth
  • Creating a Plastic Mouthpiece to Prevent Clenching or Grinding of Teeth

If left untreated, and your jaw joint continues to experience damage, surgery may be required to repair the badly damaged joint. Dr. Williams has had advanced training in treating TMJ Conditions through the Dawson Academy, and will always take a comprehensive approach to solving your TMJ problems.

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Pen Argyl, PA 18072

Gary Williams, DMD

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