Have you been experiencing pain or stiffness in your jaw? TMJ disorder may be to blame. Commonly called just “TMJ,” TMD (or Temporomandibular Dysfunction) is actually a disorder of the TMJ (Temporomandibular Joints) — the two joints that connect your jaw to your head.

At Lane & Associates, we provide Raleigh, Cary, Greensboro, and surrounding areas in the Triangle and Triad with expert TMJ disorder treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions About TMD

What are the symptoms of TMD?

The symptoms of TMD disorder are many and varied. Some common symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Numbness in fingers and arms
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Locking of the jaw
  • Jaw movement limitations
  • Clicking or grinding sound in the jaw joints
  • Neck, shoulder, or back pain
  • Facial pain
  • Pain behind eyes
  • An unexplained loosening of teeth
  • Earaches
  • Ear stuffiness or ringing
  • Pain or soreness in and around the jaw joints
tooth pain woman holding her jaw

What does a TMJ exam entail?

During your TMJ exam at Lane & Associates, we’ll evaluate the joint tissue in your jaw’s “hinge” to determine if you have TMD and if so, the extent of the disorder. After this diagnostic information is gathered, we can determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs.

What are TMJ disorder treatment options?

While common pain relievers and cold compresses can provide temporary relief for minor cases of TMD, more severe cases may require treatment with a mouth guard, orthodontic appliance/retainer, or in the most extreme cases, oral surgery.

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Schedule Your Raleigh-Durham TMJ Dental Exam at Lane & Associates Family Dentistry

Please contact Lane & Associates Family Dentistry online, by email at, or by phone at (919)676-5555 to request an appointment with our TMJ dentists in North Carolina. Our comprehensive approach to dentistry allows us to provide all the care and treatment you need for relief from TMJ pain.

Our main TMJ Treatment center is located at our Raleigh Neuse location off of Falls of Neuse Rd. Visit our TMJ-specific office for specialized care today!

Lane & Associates offers TMJ dental treatment access to patients across the Triangle and Triad of North Carolina from all of our dental offices.

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