TMJ Treatment in Pinehurst

Temporomandibular joint disorders (dysfunction) (TMD) are disorders of the temporomandibular joints, the jaw muscles, and the nerves associated with chronic facial pain. When the complex system of bones, joints, and muscles do not work in harmony, TMD results. TMD can be classified into 3 categories, which may occur individually or simultaneously:

  • Myofascial Pain. The most common form of TMD, resulting in discomfort or pain in the connective tissue covering the muscles, and muscles that control jaw, neck and shoulder movement.
  • Internal Derangements of Joints. The dislocation of the jaw, displacement of the joint disk, or injury to the condyle.
  • Degenerative Joint Disease. Includes osteoarthritis of rheumatoid arthritis in the jaw joint.

If you’re in Pinehurst or surrounding areas, please call our office at 910-240-2922 to get more information about TMJ Treatment in Pinehurst.