“TMJ” stands for the temporomandibular joints, which are the small joints in front of each ear that attach your lower jaw to your skull. They allow you to open and close your mouth, chew, speak, and swallow. TMJ disorders can be caused by a variety of factors, including major trauma such as an auto accident, teeth-clenching, or systemic joint disease like rheumatoid arthritis.
There are different types of TMJ problems that respond to a number of TMJ treatment methods, ranging from very conservative therapies to more aggressive approaches. Our multi-specialty dentists at Dental Partners of Brookline are highly skilled in TMJ treatments. Together we’ll work closely with you to determine the best course of TMJ treatment to alleviate your pain.