Could You Have TMD/TMJ?

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD, often called TMJ) is a misalignment of the joint that connects your lower jaw to the rest of your skull. “Locking” of your jaw, or tooth clenching and grinding are just a few of the symptoms of TMD. Other symptoms are less obvious, such as:

  • Headaches
  • Facial Pain
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Numbness in the arms and fingers
  • Jaw “popping” or “clicking”

There are more potential symptoms of TMD, enough to fill entire pages! The most important question is, can it be treated?

The answer is Yes! Dr. Brown can help relieve your symptoms. He’ll carefully examine the balance of your bite to determine if it’s misaligned. Dr. Brown uses small plastic appliances, called splints, to help gradually and gently realign your jaw joint into its optimal position. Dr. Brown’s goal for all of his TMD patients is to have them live in complete comfort.