If you wake up with an aching jaw, or experience frequent headaches and neck or shoulder pain, you may suffer from a TMJ disorder. Dr. Scott Barnett offers treatments for the TMJ in Pell City, Alabama, to help relieve pain and improve the function of your mouth and jaw. Give us a call today to learn more about TMJ treatments and to set up your consultation with our caring dentist!
The TMJ is the temporomandibular joint, or the joint that connects the lower jaw to the rest of the head. The term “TMJ” is often used to refer to TMJ disorder, also called TMD, which occurs when the jaw joint becomes stressed, injured, or misaligned. TMJ disorder may result due to several different factors, such as stress, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), arthritis in the TMJ, or trauma and injury to the head, neck, or jaw.