Our knowledgeable dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Falduto, is especially qualified to treat TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders; he is a member of the Piper/McKee Study Club, which specializes in advanced TMJ treatment and treating abnormal TMJ cases. We are pleased to provide TMJ/TMD care to help you achieve better health and relieve pain. TMJ disorders often involve misalignment in the jaw joint and may be caused by a variety of factors, such as arthritis in the TMJ, stress, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), or trauma to the jaw, head, or neck. Common symptoms of TMD include:

  • Chronic jaw or facial pain
  • A locked jaw
  • Popping, clicking, or grinding sounds in the jaw joint when you open and close your mouth
  • Ear pain
  • Painful chewing
  • Difficulty opening your mouth very wide
  • Ringing in the ears

Dr. Falduto will carefully evaluate your jaw to diagnose the cause of your TMJ disorder. He will recommend treatment based on your specific case; TMJ treatment may include a bite splint or guard, dental treatment, lifestyle changes, surgery, or another type of treatment. We invite you to contact our Lincoln Park, New Jersey dental office to learn more about TMJ/TMD care and to schedule your consultation with our skilled dentist.