Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders

Temporomandibular joint disorders may involve a number of structures in the jaw joint.


Temporomandibular joint disorders may involve a number of structures--muscles, cartilage, nerves, teeth and blood vessels. Symptoms can be quite varied and include jaw pain, ear pain, limited mouth opening and clicking sounds. Treatment is often conservative, utilizing a combination of night guards, stress reduction, heat therapy and massage. Medications used may include muscle relaxants and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories.

Conditions & Diseases

  • Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)

    Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are disorders of the jaw muscles, temporomandibular joints, and/or the nerves associated with chronic facial pain.


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Mass General Dental Group – Boston

Suite 401165 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114
  • Near Public Transit
  • Accessible
  • Phone: 617-726-1076
  • Fax: 617-724-6681

Click here for directions to our Boston dental center, which is located about three blocks from the main hospital (adjacent to Whole Foods). Visitors should select '165 Cambridge Street' on the hospital map page.

Mass General Dental Group – Danvers

Endicott Medical Offices
104 Endicott Street
Suite 101
Danvers, MA 01923

Phone: 978-882-6600
Fax: 978-882-6677

Public Transportation Access: yes
Disabled Access: yes

Click here for directions to our Danvers dental center.

If you would like to schedule an appointment at either our Boston or Danvers practice, please call the appropriate number above.

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