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NEW ADDRESS:
200 Vesey Street , 24th Floor ,New York, NY 10281 *located in BROOKFIELD PLACE,
(At the AMEX security desk, on the balcony above the WInter Garden)
FORMERLY AT:
375 South End Ave. Ground Floor, North Suite New York, NY 10280
*corner of Liberty & South End Ave. just outside WFC1 & WFC2

TMJ

TMJ is the acronym for temporomandibular joint, which connects your lower jaw (the mandible) to your skull at the temporal bone. This joint controls many jaw functions, like chewing. If the chewing muscles or the joint itself are causing you pain you may have temporamandibular disorder, or TMD. TMD can be caused by stress, continual clenching of the jaw muscles, or teeth grinding. 

Some of the symptoms of TMD are: 

  • Pain when opening or closing mouth
  • Trouble chewing
  • Jaw becoming stuck open or shut
  • Headaches or ear pain
  • Clicking or popping sounds when opening your mouth
  • Teeth Grinding

Many of these symptoms can often be associated with other health problems, so only a medical professional can tell you if it is due to TMD.  If you suspect you may have TMD come in for a consultation. We can help diagnose you and provide relief for your symptoms. Pain relievers and hot/cold compresses are short term methods to provide relief for pain symptoms, but behavioral treatments to change the way you use your jaw muscles are usually able to provide a permanent solution.

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