401 E. Mechanic Street Harrisonville, Missouri 64701


“TMJ” stands for Tempro Mandibular Joint, or jaw joint. The TMJ joints are positioned in front of your ears, and connects the movable lower jaw to the upper stationary maxilla. These joints allow for all movements of the jaw necessary for biting, chewing, swallowing, speaking, and facial expressions.

TMJ and Muscle Disorder (TMD), commonly called TMJ, are a collection of symptoms that are characterized by an imbalance of the muscles, teeth, and nerves that supply this area of the head.

The following are some of the symptoms that are commonly associated with TMJ or TMD:

  • Headaches
  • Joint paint – one or both sides of the mouth
  • Joint noises – popping, clicking, or grinding
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Sensitive muscles
  • Ear congestion or pain
  • Limited opening of the mouth
  • Vertigo (dizziness)
  • Loose teeth
  • Soreness of the head or neck muscles

We are dedicated to giving each of our patients the healthy smile they deserve!