All TMJ Disorders Articles

Imagine washing your face, brushing your teeth or drinking your morning coffee when you are suddenly struck with intense, stabbing, electric-shock like facial pain. Concentrated along your lower face or jaw, the pain can affect your nose, your mouth, or around your eye, with episodes lasting up to two minutes and recurring many times per day.

What is trigeminal neuralgia? Trigeminal neuralgia (TN), also known as tic douloureux, is a chronic disorder of the trigeminal nerve. Our experts explain more.

Temporomandibular Disorder, Burning Mouth Syndrome, and Dry Eye Disease

Common causes of and treatments for chronic orofacial (mouth, jaw, face, head) pain conditions.

Jaw Pain, Headaches, and Other Tempomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder Symptoms

For most people with a TMJ disorder, jaw pain is the most common symptom. Learn about other common TMJ symptoms, such as headaches, difficulty chewing, and shoulder and neck pain.

For patients who have failed non-surgical treatments, surgery may be recommended to repair or replace the TMJ.

Surgery for TMJ disorders should be a last resort and is typically reserved for severe cases. If your doctor recommends surgery for a TMJ disorder, it’s a good idea to get a second opinion.

Anti-depressants, NSAIDs, and Other Medications for TMJ Disorders

There are several medications that can help ease jaw pain and other symptoms of TMJ disorders. Read about how muscle relaxants, anti-depressants, and even Botox can help you manage TMJ disorder symptoms.

Bite Guard, Jaw Exercises, and Other At-home Treatments for TMJ Disorders

Try these 6 at-home treatments to help ease your symptoms of TMJ disorders.

Understanding the Treatments for TMJ Disorders

TMJ pain and disorders have numerous treatments, but many doctor- and dentist-prescribed treatments offer little benefit. Conservative TMJ treatments are best, and surgery is often disappointing.

How to Diagnose TMJ Disorders

TMJ disorders can be difficult to diagnose, so your doctor or dentist will need to rule out other conditions causing your jaw pain and other symptoms. Read why you should see a dentist for TMJ disorders.

Tempomandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain Causes

TMJ disorders affect the joint that connects your jaw bone to your skull. Learn more about symptoms and causes in this overview.