TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, and refers to the joint where the end of your jaw meets your skull. The action of the joint is unique in the body and is used every time we eat or talk. Overtime the variety and frequency of movements can cause the cartilage to break down and cause pain. The joint is in a highly sensitive area near the opening of the ear, and can cause intermittent or constant pain. Treatments for TMJ disorder vary widely from a simple night guard to open surgery of the joint. Book your appointment today so we can evaluate what treatment would be best for you.