Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD, is a condition that affects the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Many people suffer from this issue, causing jaw, neck, shoulder and facial pain, as well as headaches and other symptoms. Often TMD stems from a dental issue or bite alignment problem that can be addressed at our clinic at Nautical Dental with general dentistry.

TMD, often referred to simply as TMJ, is when the jaw joint does not work correctly. The hinge joint does not open and close properly, often causing a popping or clicking noise when chewing. This misalignment of the joint can lead to pain throughout the head, neck, and shoulders. The first step in finding the right treatment for TMD is to get an accurate diagnosis.


At Nautical Dental, our experienced dentists can complete a thorough examination of your teeth, jaw, and alignment to determine whether you have TMD. If you do have this disorder, our doctors can find the underlying cause and offer effective treatment. In some cases, a dental issue or misaligned bite is creating the disorder with the jaw joint. Fixing these issues can allow the jaw to open and close correctly. Other treatments can include a customized oral appliance or splint that can readjust the jaw and help it realign to the correct position.

If you have been experiencing jaw pain or other symptoms of TMD/TMJ, contact Nautical Dental today to schedule a consultation and exam with one of our dentists. We can get to the root cause of your symptoms. If it is TMD, we have effective treatment options available. Our office accepts many dental insurance plans and will help you determine whether your plans cover needed treatments. We also have financing for those without insurance or adequate coverage. You do not need to live with the pain of TMD – call today.