Temporomandibular Joint Disorders

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome, commonly known as TMJ disorder or TMD, refers to a variety of problematic and often painful jaw joint malfunctions. Dr Mahesh Narayanan is one of the very few dentists in the world to have the highest level of expertise with TMJ Disorders.

What are the symptoms of TMJ disorder?

TMJ disorder can be responsible for a variety of symptoms, many of which do not seem like they would be associated with a jaw joint condition. Symptoms of TMJ disorder include:




Facial pain

Ringing in the ears


Trouble opening or closing the mouth

Trouble chewing or speaking

Jaw clicking or popping

Pain in the neck, shoulders, and/or back

A numb sensation in the arms and/or fingers

What are the symptoms of TMJ disorder?


Customized oral appliances (mouth guards)

Physical therapy

Realignment of the jaw

Reconstructive dental procedures

Oral surgery