TMJ Therapy

You may spend most of your life unaware of the important little joints located in front of your ears. Under normal conditions, they join your lower jaw and temporal bone, allowing your mouth to open and close easily. However, stress or an improper bite can cause the joints to dysfunction, causing inflammation and pressure on nerve endings that create pain. The resulting TMJ disorder, or TMD, can create a variety of mild to severe symptoms, from jaw clicking and minor discomfort to sharp pain in your temple, ear, neck, and shoulders.

The condition is very common in our culture, so we evaluate patients for TMJ dysfunction at their regular dental exam. If we detect a problem, our goals are to arrest it, protect teeth from further damage, and correct underlying bite misalignment. Therapy may involve fitting you with a physiologic bite appliance, suggesting ways to alleviate stress, and recommending symptom relief measures. Typically, TMJ patients need to avoid chewing gum or hard, chewy food, take small bites, and alternate chewing between both sides of the mouth.


For over 50 years, Cabana Family Dental has served patients from Boonton, NJ, as well as those from Boonton Township, Mountain Lakes, Denville, Montville, Kinnelon, and surrounding Morris County communities. We invite you to experience excellent dentistry and extreme comfort in our state-of-the-art dental office. If you need a general dentist, or you’d like to learn more about restorative and cosmetic dentistry, call our Boonton dental office today to reserve your personal consultation or checkup. We’ll give you a smile to last a lifetime.

Morris County Dentist, Mountain Lakes Dentist, Denville Dentist, Boonton Dentist, Boonton Township Dentist, Kinnelon Dentist

362 Hawkins Place, Boonton, NJ 07005 USA
Dennis R. Cabana DDS (973) 334-9350 sarah@alaskasmiles.com