How To Treat TMJ Pain

TMJ, or temporomandibular disorder, is pain focused around your jawbone and skull joints, causing severe headaches and discomfort with speaking, chewing, swallowing, and yawning. As your orthodontist serving Brooklyn, NY and Staten Island we know how painful TMJ/TMD can be, so we’ve come up with a few tips and tricks to help remedy your situation.


If you think you have TMJ, come visit us to discuss your symptoms. Our doctors will listen to and feel your jaw as you open and close your mouth in order to observe the range of motion. They will also press on specific areas around your jaw to better identify sites of pain and discomfort. TMJ can be pretty easy to pinpoint because the pain is specifically around the jaw area, including:


Sometimes, your TMJ pain can disappear on its own, but if pain persists, you should contact your doctor immediately. There are a few treatment options available, some of which include:

If you are suffering from TMJ, you can contact us at your earliest convenience to discuss your options. As your orthodontist in Brooklyn, NY and Staten Island, we offer complimentary consultations with Dr. AlJanabi and provide you with the best treatment options possible. 

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