TMJ Pain

TMJ or the Temporomandibular Joint is where your lower jaw hinges to your skull. You can feel it when you eat and talk. The  joint is connected to the base of the skull by tendons, muscles and cartilage. Inflammation in any of those components could lead to serious discomfort, inability to eat, and headaches. Sometimes issues with the bite or clenching teeth could cause TMJ discomfort.

Frequently Asked Questions

TMJ Pain
What do I do if I have TMJ pain?

TMJ pain is very common especially in New York City. At home therapy includes over the counter anti-inflammatory medication like Motrin, Advil or Ibuprofen. Soft diet helps a lot as well as a warm massage. If the pain isn’t alleviated please reach out for a TMJ pain consultation. Avoid using over-the counter appliances as they can sometimes make the issue worse.

What is the treatment for TMJ pain?

Treatment varies. After a consultation and an initial exam is performed, we listen to the joint, look at your teeth and bite and assess where the pain is coming from. Appliance therapy is very effective for TMJ pain.