If you have a sore or stiff jaw, our dentists may treat TMJ in Poughkeepsie, New York. Treating TMJ disorders will alleviate pain and treat the underlying problem. We encourage you to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nicoletti.
The TMJ is the temporomandibular joint, or the joint that connects the lower jaw to the rest of the head. The term "TMJ" is often used to refer to TMJ disorder, also called TMD, which occurs when the jaw joint becomes stressed, injured, or misaligned. TMJ disorder may result due to several different factors, such as stress, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), arthritis in the TMJ, or trauma and injury to the head, neck, or jaw.
You may suffer from TMD if you experience frequent jaw pain or facial pain. TMJ disorders may also cause: