Orofacial pain is a general term that refers to any pain felt in the mouth, jaw or face. Orofacial Pain is mostly a symptom of some underlying cause. A common cause of orofacial pain is temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. Other causes include diseases of the teeth, gums, muscles, nerves, or connective tissue.
“TMJ” stands for the temporomandibular joint, or jaw joint. TMJ disorder is a generic term used for pain or dysfunction of the joint itself or the tissues around it. This includes degenerative disease (arthritis) of the joint. Frequently a chronic condition, it can be debilitating and life-limiting. Our goal is to help you and your loved ones better understand these disorders, the long-term affect of these conditions, and provide effective treatment.
Treating TMJ is Our Focus
We not only diagnose and treat our patients, but strive to educate them during their time in our office. Please utilize these Resources to help you better understand your disorder: