The “Temporomandibular Joint,” more commonly referred to as the “jaw joint,” assists in the basic opening and closing movements of the jaw. Unfortunately, this joint is a common area for recurring pain.
We offer a TMJ evaluation that helps pinpoint the causes of your TMJ disorder and is the first step in planning a personalized treatment program for you. This includes a review of your dental and medical history to gather information on your symptoms and is followed by a physical exam of the joint and surrounding muscles. Diagnostic imaging tests, such as x-rays or MRI’s and dental casts may also be needed. Once a working diagnosis is made a conservative treatment plan will be developed which may include a combination of self-care, physical therapy, occlusal splints and bite correction.