Jefferson University Hospitals

TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder)

TMJ disorder (temporomandibular joint disorder) is common and presents with a variety of symptoms, including earaches, headaches, pain in the jaw and a clicking or popping sound when you open and close your mouth. TMJ symptoms can also be an underlying cause of arthritis and whiplash injuries. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, oral surgeons of Jefferson's Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery can help.

At Jefferson, we have some of the premier oral surgeons in the Delaware Valley with expertise in TMJ discomfort and dysfunction. Our oral surgeons may order a diagnostic test such as an MRI or CT scan to determine if it is TMJ disorder and recommend treatment options, which may include wearing a mouth guard, pain relievers, relaxation techniques and stress management or surgery.