Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are common. The jaw joint can have arthritis, ligament sprains, misalignment and other problems that cause pain and dysfunction. TMJ disorders are often linked to oral or dental problems. At Neville Dental Studio, we offer diagnosis and TMJ treatment at our locations in Horse Cave, Bowling Green and Scottsville, KY.

The jaw joint is a hinge joint that is moved by the large masseter muscles and supported by ligaments and tendons. The jaw is vital for chewing food, with extreme strength for grinding tough vegetables and other substances. When there are oral health issues, strain can be put on the jaw components, which can result in TMJ disorders. Some of the symptoms of TMJ disorders or TMD include:

  • Jaw and facial pain
  • Clicking or popping sound when opening/closing jaw
  • Earaches
  • Headaches
  • Locking or stiff jaw
  • Misalignment of upper and lower teeth

There are many oral conditions that can impact the jaw and cause TMJ. Some of the possible dental issues that can contribute to TMJ and jaw pain include missing teeth, bruxism (teeth grinding), and teeth malocclusions.

Relief for TMJ

If you have symptoms of TMJ and want relief, come see our dental team at Neville Dental Studio. We can perform a comprehensive oral exam and evaluate to see if dental problems are contributing to your jaw pain and TMJ symptoms. TMJ treatment depends on what type of jaw disorder you have and if you have dental problems that are putting stress on your jaw joints. Treatments can include repairing or replacing damaged or missing teeth for better alignment. Orthodontic treatment for malocclusions with Invisalign clear aligners may be an option. If you suffer from bruxism, we have teeth-grinding treatments to protect the jaw. Our dentists will find the best treatment to give you relief and improve your TMJ function.

To learn more about TMJ treatment, come see our dental team. Call us at Neville Dental Studio to schedule a TMJ evaluation to determine the best treatment options for relief. Contact our dental center in Scottsville, Bowling Green or Horse Cave, KY, to book your appointment. We welcome new patients and accept many dental insurance plans at our Kentucky dental centers.

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Neville Dental Studio


155 Olde Towne Blvd
Bowling Green KY 42103


(270) 812-3300

Opening Hours

Mon – Thurs: 7am – 4pm
Fri: 7am – 12pm
Sat – Sun: Closed
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Neville Family Dentistry


311 S Dixie St
Horse Cave KY 42749


(270) 232-2206

Opening Hours

Mon-Thu: 8:30 AM – 5PM
Fri: 8:30 AM – 12PM
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Neville Dental Studio at Scottsville


306 North Court Street
Scottsville KY 42164


(270) 588-8901

Opening Hours

Mon – Thurs: 8am – 5pm
Fri – Sun: Closed
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