Temporomandibular joint disorder, commonly known as TMJ, is not a single condition, but a group of disorders affecting the temporomandibular joint.
This joint connects the temporal bones of your skull to your jaw. It allows for the movement that supports speech, chewing, and yawning. When this joint doesn’t function properly, a number of negative symptoms can follow.
Some signs of TMJ include the following:
Although there’s no scientific consensus on the condition’s exact cause, it seems that any interference with the joint’s or jaw’s structure can lead to TMJ disorder. That includes teeth grinding at night, arthritis in the joint, a traumatic injury, or even excessive levels of stress.
Fortunately, there are numerous treatment options available that can reduce pain and help restore healthy joint function. Some people respond well to medications, while others use special dental appliances that restrict movement, such as a night guard to prevent teeth grinding.
Additional ways to address TMJ symptoms include:
If pain or discomfort persists, Premier Dental Arts offers fast and easy online scheduling to get you in for an examination.
Premier Dental Arts is proud to accept all PPOs and most major health insurance carriers. If you have any questions about our insurance policy, please call our office.
"I love the professionalism of this office. I have been a patient here since 2009. The staff is always courteous and helpful. I would recommend them to anyone."
"Beautiful scenic view, relaxing, and gentle kind service... everyone who comes is treated with kindness. Very pleased with their work."
"I love Dr. Warn & his staff! They are friendly and his equipment is very modern & up to date. He is very knowledgeable and he cares about his patients."
"Dr. Warn is an amazing, compassionate and friendly dentist! I drive 6 hours to have the BEST continue to take care of my dental needs... it's well worth it."
"Dr. Warn is awesome at his job and his crew go out of their way to help you. I highly recommend him for your kids too."
"Called about a filling bothering me, got me in the same morning, staff was friendly and explained everything, got me in and out quick."
"Dr. Warn is outstanding. His been our family dentist for at least 10 years and have always given us great service. Highly recommend."
"Dr. Warn made it possible for me to smile with ZERO shame. My confidence has grown 100%. He is the most efficient and gentle dentist that I have been to."
"I can honestly say that I have always felt comfortable with the staff here and Dr. Warn. They go above and beyond for their patients."
"Excellent dentist. We drive 3+ hours to see Dr. Warn. He is that fantastic of a dentist. We would highly recommend him!"
"Dr. Warn and his staff are great to work with. They work with you to provide you with the best plan to ensure you have a beautiful smile!"
"Great all around care. Great experience and very nice to see everyone here again. As always very professional and thorough."