TMJ/TMD Treatment in Morristown, NJ

Do you have a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) problem or TMD (temporomandibular disorder)? If you think you might have an issue with your temporomandibular joing, it’s important to talk to our dentists near you. At Dental Care of Morristown, we can help with TMJ and TMD with a variety of treatment options.

What Are the Symptoms of TMJ/TMD?

  • Pain in the jaw
  • Tenderness in the jaw
  • Aching in or near the ear
  • Pain while chewing
  • Jaw locking

TMJ/TMD is diagnosed by our dentists examining your jaw. They will look at the range of motion in your jaw, as well as locate pain and discomfort in the jaw.

You may need X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs to make an accurate diagnosis.

What Does TMJ/TMD Treatment Look Like?

Depending on how severe your specific case is, treatment may be basic or more involved. There are treatments that range from medications to surgeries.

Physical therapy, oral splints, and mouth guards can help to relieve the pain and prevent TMJ disorders from returning.

The following procedures may be useful in addition:

Arthrocentesis – Small needles are inserted into the joint to remove debris and reduce inflammation.

Injections – Injections can be used in the jaw muscles to relieve pain.

TMJ arthroscopy, modified condylotomy, open-joint surgery. Our dentists can recommend the best option for your specific needs. For more information about TMJ/TMD treatment near you, contact Dental Care of Morristown. Our friendly dentists in Morristown would be happy to help you with any questions you have.

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