TMJ Treatment


Symptoms of TMJ can range from head and neck aches to popping or clicking when you open your jaw. Treatments can range from bite guards to muscle relaxers. A thorough dental exam may reveal the problem.

You or someone you know have probably experienced TMJ (temporomandibular disorders) symptoms, including:

  • pain in the face or head region
  • toothache with no evidence of decay, infection or trauma
  • neck or shoulder aches
  • soreness in front of the ear
  • grinding of your teeth
  • a burning sensation in the mouth/ tongue
  • clicking, popping noises as your jaw opens and closes
  • restricted range of jaw movement or locking of your jaw

A thorough dental examination is the first step toward finding a solution. Depending on the diagnosis, treatments may include reshaping teeth, bite guards, and muscle relaxants