Jaw Pain and TMJ

General & Cosmetic Dentist serving Hoboken, Jersey City & Hudson County areas of New Jersey


Jaw pain is one of the most common symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD), a common condition that can result in worsening discomfort and other dental problems.

The Hoboken neuromuscular dentists at Frank R. DePaola DDS & Associates have extensive success treating the source and relieving the pain of TMJ/TMD. If you suffer from chronic headaches and jaw pain that have otherwise defied explanation or treatment, we may be able to help.

Though millions of Americans suffer from TMJ/TMD, it is commonly misdiagnosed because it shares symptoms with many other conditions. Most people with TMJ/TMD experience multiple symptoms, the most common of which are migraine-like headaches and jaw pain.

Other symptoms of TMJ/TMD include:

  • Jaw sticking or locking
  • Jaw popping or clicking
  • Neck, shoulder and back pain
  • Difficulty biting and chewing
  • Earaches or ringing in the ears

TMJ/TMD is most often the result of a misaligned jaw or bite condition known as malocclusion. There are a number of TMJ/TMD treatment options available; the treatment that’s right for you will depend on your unique condition.

If you would like to learn more about TMJ/TMD diagnosis and treatment, please contact Frank R. DePaola DDS & Associates to schedule your personal consultation. Our neuromuscular dentists welcome patients from the Hoboken, Jersey City and Newark areas.