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TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint, or your jaw joint. One of the first things that Dr. Burgess examines is your jaw movement and bite to ensure that there are no signs of clenching or bruxism (teeth grinding). If there are irregularities, and if you feel significantly sore in the jaw or have worn-down teeth, you may need to have a bite splint, or a nightguard.

We also inspect your jaw alignment for signs of TMD (temporomandibular jaw disorder). If you experience jaw pain, headaches, and difficulty opening and closing your mouth on a regular basis, we may refer you to our TMJ specialist for further treatment.