The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are tiny, triangular-shaped connective tissues that attach the jaw to the skull bone. These joints make it possible for you to speak, chew, and smile. When damage or strain affects the TMJ, the resultant oral health conditions are known collectively as TMJ dysfunction or just TMD. If you are experiencing jaw pain, an inability to fully open and close the mouth, or other signs of TMD, call Pelican Landing Dental to schedule your appointment right away. We offer a variety of treatment options to relieve pain and restore the full function of your jaw.Diagnosing TMD
At Pelican Landing Dental, we screen for warning signs of TMD during your six-month dental checkups. However, it's important for you to let our team know right away if you experience any common indicators of TMJ dysfunction. If any problems are detected, our Bonita Springs, FL dentists and team will create a customized treatment plan to meet your unique needs based on a careful analysis of the function of your jaw.