Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (or TMJ) includes muscle issues issues that affect jaw movement, facial pain around the jaw joint and a variety of other problems that can show up within the joint itself. Chronic pain in your jaw and face, "popping" sounds while chewing or talking and headaches or even lockjaw are a few symptoms associated with TMJ. This variety makes diagnosis and treatment challenging. An accurate diagnosis is critical for successful treatment. Dr. Jones is experienced in the identification and treatment of TMJ and can pinpoint the source of your pain.
Most times if the problem is muscular or within the joint, it will get better over time. For this reason Dr. Jones uses conservative treatments first. Contact our office to learn more about the advanced TMJ solutions at Center for Advanced Dental Medicine.