Can a Dentist Treat TMJ?

Temporomandibular disorder (TMJ) covers a range of problems concerning the jaw. This disorder can cause pain which may worsen if symptoms are ignored.

Key takeaways:

  • TMJ is linked with teeth grinding which a dentist can check for and help with.
  • TMJ may be caused by a misaligned bite.
  • Overuse and arthritis can also cause jaw pain.

A dentist can assess the situation and offer appropriate treatment, or refer you to the appropriate specialist.

“Surgery is rarely needed for TMJ symptoms, and most people can resolve their discomfort at home with the guidance of a dentist…”