When needed, our dentist will treat TMJ in Plantsville, Connecticut. Because there are many causes and symptoms of TMJ disorders, there are also many ways to treat it. During your consultation at Plantsville Family Dental, you and Dr. Thomas L. DeRienzo will discuss your available options for TMJ disorder treatment.
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.