TMJ Treatment

Relieve your painful jaw and headache symptoms for good!

  • Non-invasive TMJ therapy.
  • Prevent future flare-ups and dental problems.
  • Completed by award-winning dentist, Dr. Steve Gorman.
Improve Your Quality of Life

We treat the cause of your TMJ disorder, not just the symptoms.

Real patient who received TMJ treatment in Minneapolis

Tired of TMJ treatments or exercises that only provide temporary pain relief? Want to avoid surgery?

Dr. Steve Gorman’s approach to treating temporomandibular disorder (TMD) involves non-invasive dentistry that focuses on finding the best position for your jaw and bite.

From there, we’ll recommend a custom dental treatment plan, which will maintain your alignment long-term.

The end result?

You’ll no longer wake up with headaches, stiff jaw, or feeling unrested, and your teeth will be protected from damage caused by teeth grinding and uneven wear.

You’ll finally get to enjoy life’s finer moments, such as eating your favorite foods without discomfort!

Could you benefit from TMJ treatment? Ask yourself these questions.

If these questions sound familiar, contact us for a TMJ evaluation.

  • Do you often have pain or clicking in your jaw?
  • Do the muscles in your face feel sore or tired?
  • Do you have headaches in the front of and above your ears? Back of your neck? Ringing in the ears?
  • When you wake up, do you feel like you’ve been grinding or squeezing your bite closed all night?
  • Have other health professionals had trouble isolating the source of your headaches?
  • Do you have issues with the appearance of your smile?

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Why Choose TMJ Treatment?

  • Alleviate painful symptoms
  • Reduce earaches and headaches
  • Stop and prevent dental damage
  • Fix underlying issues, not just symptoms

  • More successful dental treatments

  • Eat comfortably again
  • Improve overall health
  • Boost your mood

How Dr. Steve Gorman Treats TMJ Disorder

Discover our comfortable, non-invasive solution!

TMJ Evalutation

Dr. Gorman treats underlying issues for long-term results, not just symptoms or aesthetics.

That’s why he includes a TMJ screening in every comprehensive exam, whether you have issues or not.

To check for TMD, he’ll watch how your jaw opens and closes, check x-rays for structural impairment, address symptoms, and see if there are discrepancies between your bite and jaw closing.

TMJ Splint Therapy

The first step in treatment is relaxing your jaw muscles. Split therapy allows you to wear a custom dental appliance to gradually move your bite and jaw into their ideal position.

Over time, Dr. Gorman will adjust your splint, which will continue to relax your muscles and diminish your symptoms.

Once Dr. Gorman finds your perfect bite, we’ll create a custom dental plan to keep your bite and jaw position in place.

The end result is a painless and problem-free smile that lasts a lifetime!

What Else Is There to Know?

Watch Dr. Gorman's short videos on TMJ-related topics.

How the TMJ plays a role in cosmetic and restorative dentistry.
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How Dr. Gorman treats bruxism (teeth grinding), a common TMD symptom.
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The damage from grinding your teeth.
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Picture of Paul, an actual patient at The Gorman Center for Fine Dentistry

"The dramatic improvement in my bite is what I am most pleased with today."

— Paul

FAQs About TMJ Disorder

Answered by our restorative dentist, Dr. Gorman!
  • What is TMJ?

    The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one of the most complex joints in the entire body. Not only is it responsible for movement functions of the jaw, but it’s also comprised of a complex system of nerves that affect many other areas of the body.

    In an ideal world, when both of our jaw joints are in perfect position and we close our teeth together, all teeth would touch at the same time with equal intensity in coordination. This natural bio-engineering provides the most stable, harmonious environment for the jaw joints, the teeth, the muscles, ligaments, gum tissues, and bone.

  • What happens when the TMJ is out of place?

    When this system is operating in an uncoordinated fashion, we find that our jaws have a variety of abilities they can use to adapt.

    Some of the adaptations or symptoms of TMD are:

    • Wear on teeth
    • Loose teeth
    • Broken teeth
    • Cracked teeth
    • Gum tissue recession
    • Bone loss around teeth
    • Sore muscles in the face, temples, and neck
    • Headaches,
    • Stretched ligaments in the joints
    • Other degenerative effects.

    This group of maladies is termed temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD), named for the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

    The importance of this is the underlying problem needing treatment, especially if you are considering cosmetic and restorative dentistry and want a stable result.

    Dr. Gorman can determine the best position for your jaw and help the muscles, bones, teeth, and nerves find harmony.

  • How else can I improve my bite?

    Dr. Gorman’s other dental services that improve your bite include:

    Our office is located in North Oaks, MN and serves communities all over the state, including:

    • St. Paul
    • Minneapolis
    • Vadnais Heights
    • New Brighton
    • Shoreview
    • Little Canada
    • White Bear Lake
    • Lino Lakes
    • Dellwood
    • Roseville
    • Twin Cities
    • Edina
    • Minnetonka
    • Eagan
    • Woodbury
    • Hudson
    • Arden Hills

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Have more questions? Give us a call today.
Get Your Pain-Free Life Back

Contact us to schedule a consultation for TMJ treatment.