What Is TMJ Disorder?

Watch this video by Dr. Bruce Fine, an experienced New Jersey implant dentist, as he explains temporomandibular joint disorder and how it’s treated.

I’m sure you’ve wondered why you wake up with a tight jaw sometimes. This discomfort often stems from a condition called TMJ disorder. TMJ stands for the temporal bone (our skull bone), the mandibular bone (our lower jaw), and the joint that connects the two. In most cases, over 80% of the time, the symptoms are muscular in nature. These symptoms occur because your jaw muscles become tense. The underlying cause is often clenching and grinding of teeth during sleep, leading to muscle dysfunction.

Over time, this can also result in joint dysfunction. Interestingly, individuals who experience migraines upon waking often find that the trigger is teeth clenching or grinding during sleep. Fortunately, there’s an oral device called an NTI that has been used for many years to address TMJ disorders. It has received FDA approval for this purpose and has proven highly effective, resolving over 90% of TMJ issues. You may be pleasantly surprised by how small, easy to use, and effective the NTI device is in alleviating your TMJ problems. We look forward to meeting you and helping you find relief from your TMJ issues. Have a great day.


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Hailing from Wayne, NJ, Dr. Bruce Fine is deeply rooted in our community. He is an alumnus of Lafayette Elementary School, Anthony Wayne Junior High, and Wayne Valley High School. Subsequently, he pursued his higher studies at Muhlenberg College in Allentown. In 1984, Dr. Fine earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Georgetown University School of Dentistry. Three years later, in 1987, he founded his private practice, Fine Dental Care.

Outside of his professional responsibilities, Dr. Fine passionately offers his expertise to the community.

Additionally, he is actively involved with the Boys and Girls Club and volunteers for the CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) in Wayne, NJ.

We invite you to experience the exceptional care of Dr. Fine and our skilled team at Fine Dental Care. Reach out to us to book your next dental appointment.

Dr. Fine’s extensive experience extends to being an Invisalign provider for over a decade. Committed to lifelong learning, he undertakes more than 75 hours of continuous education annually, focusing on areas like Mini Dental Implants, Invisalign, Cosmetic Dentistry, Laser Dentistry, and Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation. Notably, Dr. Fine pioneered the Pinhole Surgical Technique on the east coast and has been proficiently handling All-on-X dental implants for over a decade.

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