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What is TMJ?

TMJ treatment in Pennington NJ

The temporomandibular joints connect the jawbone to the skull. TMJ disorders are characterized by pain that develops in and around the area of these joints.

Symptoms of TMJ

There are multiple symptoms of TMJ disorders to look out for:

  • Teeth clenching and grinding
  • Jaw pain
  • Neck pain
  • Chronic earaches
  • Chronic migraines
  • Back or shoulder pain
  • Jaw popping or clicking

If you notice that you are experiencing any of these symptoms, let our dental team know. We can help determine if you have TMJ. There are also some steps to take to ensure that it isn’t a TMJ disorder. Some jaw pain is not a symptom of TMJ.

Some habits to remember:

  • Chew evenly on both sides of your mouth
  • Practice good posture
  • Avoid teeth grinding
  • Relax your face
  • Avoid gum chewing

Schedule an Appointment

Learn if your symptoms are indicative of a TMJ disorder. Call Pop Smiles at (609) 337-4758. You can also request an appointment with us online.