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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.

About the Division of Dentistry

The Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Dentistry is a hospital-based group practice containing multiple dental specialists under one roof. Like traditional dental practices, we are open to the public and provide all aspects of preventive, therapeutic and restorative dental care.