TMJ / TMD
TMJ/TMD refers to The Temporomandibular Joints on Either Side of the Jaw
- TMJ disorders are often referred to as TMD (temporomandibular dysfunction). They can lead to headaches, neck pain, jaw joint and cheek pain, ear aches, and myriad other symptoms.
- There are many causes of TMJ disorders and jaw joint pain, including cartilage wear and tear, clenching and grinding, a misaligned bite, and arthritis.
- At Briarcliff Dental Care, we can provide highly customized treatment solutions for reducing the pain and discomfort caused by TMJ/TMD.
- Treatment time typically ranges from one to three years, depending on the growth of the patient’s mouth and face and the severity of the problem.