TMJ Care & Treatment
The term "TMJ" refers to the temporomandibular joints, located on either end of our lower jaw in the area in front of our ears. TMJ disorders describe a variety of conditions affecting the chewing system, including the teeth, jaw muscles, jaw joint, jaw bone and gum tissue. TMJ disorders can result in a wide variety of symptoms, including head, neck or shoulder aches, facial and tooth pain and discomfort, jaws that get stuck or locked, popping, clicking, or grinding sounds in your jaw and ears.
Proper diagnosis of TMJ issues is critical to preventing permanent damage to teeth, muscles, and jaw joints. Dr. Hanley and Dr. Murphy are among only a few dentists in our region who regularly treat problems associated with TMJ.