Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder Treatment, Symptoms & Causes

TMJ treatment is designed to reduce pain in and around the jaw joints.

TMJ-TMD Treatment

Your temporomandibular joints, or TMJs, connect your lower jawbone to your skull.

 These joints get a lot of use throughout the day as you speak, chew, swallow, and yawn. Pain in and around these joints can be unpleasant and may even restrict movement.

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Symptoms of TMD

If you notice that you are experiencing any of these symptoms, let your doctor know at your next appointment. Your doctor can help determine if you have TMD and create a customized treatment plan to help relieve your symptoms.

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Pain in the jaw area

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Pain, ringing, or stuffiness in the ears

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Frequent headaches or neck aches

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Clicking or popping sound when the jaw moves

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Muscle spasms in the jaw area

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A change in the alignment of top and bottom teeth

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Locked jaw or limited opening of the mouth

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Not all jaw pain is associated with TMD.

If you feel that you might have TMD, it is always important to see your dentist for an examination. However, not all jaw pain is associated with TMD, and if you do not have TMD there are many different preventive steps you can take to maintain a healthy, strong smile.

Many people get TMD without ever having braces. Symptoms usually come and go regardless of whether braces are worn. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above and are concerned that you’re a candidate for TMD treatment, please contact our office for a consultation.


Schedule a Visit

To set up a visit with our orthodontists, complete and submit this form. Our scheduling coordinator will then contact you to confirm your consultation.

Please note this form is for requesting an appointment. If you need to cancel or reschedule an existing appointment, or if you require immediate attention, please contact our practice directly by calling us.

Office Locations

Consultations are available at our three conveniently located orthodontic offices.


3235 Wales Ave NW
Massillon, Ohio 44646
(330) 833-3335


3451 Edison St NW
Uniontown, Ohio 44685
(330) 699-6369

North Canton

6304 A Market Ave
North Canton, Ohio 44721
(234) 714-8100