If you suffer from a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder, we welcome you to visit our dental office for TMJ treatment in Merchantville, New Jersey. Also referred to as TMD (temporomandibular dysfunction), TMJ disorders are disorders of the jaw joint. TMD can be caused by varying factors, including arthritis in the TMJ, stress, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), misalignment in the jaw joint, or trauma to the jaw, neck, or head. TMJ disorders can cause several painful symptoms, such as:

  • Limited ability to open the mouth very wide
  • A locked jaw
  • Headaches
  • Earaches
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Grating, popping, or clicking sounds in the jaw joint when you open and close your mouth
  • Swelling on the side of the face
  • A tired feeling in the face or jaw muscles
  • Pain in the face, jaw joint area, neck, shoulders, or ear when you open and close your mouth
  • Difficult or painful chewing

Our caring dentist, Dr. Romisher, will carefully examine you to determine the cause of the TMJ disorder. He will then recommend TMJ treatment, which may include lifestyle changes, dental work, a night guard or bite guard, or another type of treatment. If you suffer from the symptoms of TMD, please call our dental office today to find relief.