What is a TMJ Disorder?

TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, your jaw joints. The pain, discomfort, or tenderness in or around the jaw joints is called a TMJ disorder.

Signs that you might have a TMJ disorder are:

  • Facial pain or tenderness
  • Jaw pain
  • Pain in or around the ears
  • Neck pain
  • Jaw stiffness
  • Discomfort while chewing
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Difficulty opening and closing the mouth
  • Jaw “locking up”
  • Jaw makes a clicking sound
  • Teeth that don’t come together properly when eating or chewing

There are a variety of treatment options for TMJ. Be sure to ask us about these.

Let Us Help You with Headaches and Sore or Clicking Jaws

If you have never heard of neuromuscular dentistry, you will be very pleased to learn that it helps patients with a variety of symptoms that have not been alleviated by other types of treatments. Recurring headaches, pain or popping sounds during jaw movement, head and neck clicking, and difficulty swallowing can be resolved with neuromuscular correction. Our TMJ dental treatment dentist, Dr. Bork is proud to be among the few dentists in the country who have extensive training in this field. If you have been to physicians, neurologists, and chiropractors to relieve your pain, but have not benefited, Dr. Bork can help you as he has hundreds of other patients who have had the same problems.


One of Dr. Bork’s patients wearing the NAD appliance.

Drugless Help for Migraine Sufferers

More than 23 million people older than 12 years of age suffer severe migraine headaches. The social and economic impact of migraines is staggering, with estimates approaching $17.2 billion per year lost in productivity.

Treatments for migraine headaches typically involve drugs. But now there is a new treatment, developed by Dr. Bork, that uses no drugs. It’s a very small appliance the patient wears at night. It’s called NAD (neuromuscular anterior discluder).

What the appliance does is prevent the teeth in the back of your mouth from touching during sleep. Migraine sufferers clench the temporal muscles (the muscles the operate the jaw) 14 times more intensely than do people who don’t have migraines.

The result is the prevention of migraine headaches and other head and neck pain. Dr. Bork developed this appliance himself and has helped hundreds of headache sufferers achieve relief. If you experience headaches or migraines and have tried all the usual treatments, the NAD may finally be your solution. Please let us enhance your quality of life by relieving your pain. Ask us today if the NAD device will work for you.

If you have been living with the pain and discomfort described above, we invite you to call (908) 537-4248 to discover the benefits that these migraine headache treatments may bring to your quality of life.