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tmj at eagle valley family dentistry in bellefonte, pa

Finding Relief From Jaw Pain in Bellefonte, PA 

If you’re experiencing excruciating pain in your jaw, face, or neck or perhaps your jaw feels stiff or sometimes locks in place, you don’t have to go far to find relief from jaw pain in Bellefonte, PA.


What you may be experiencing is temporomandibular joint disorder, or more commonly known as TMJ. The TMJ joint is the hinge that connects your jawbone to your skull and when there is a misalignment, this can cause severe pain. Approximately 10 million Americans suffer from some kind of a TMJ disorder.

tmj at eagle valley family dentistry in bellefonte, pa

Signs of TMJ

The symptoms of a TMJ disorder will vary depending on the person, but the most common is jaw pain while chewing. Other symptoms include:


  • Painful clicking or popping of the jaw when you open and close your mouth

  • The muscles in your jaw feel stiff

  • Your upper and lower teeth don’t quite fit together anymore

  • Hearing ringing in your ears

  • Feeling dizzy

  • Experiencing headaches

  • Feeling tired all the time

  • Feeling tenderness and swelling on the sides of your face


There are a variety of reasons why someone would develop a TMJ disorder and sometimes it’s hard to diagnosis as it could be a combination of reasons. It could be genetics, arthritis, or simply from clenching or grinding your teeth.

Eagle Valley Family Dentistry Provides Jaw Pain Relief 

The good news is that most TMJ disorders can be addressed right in our office near downtown Bellefonte. Our approach for TMJ disorders includes a special device you wear in your mouth in combination with different types of therapy. 


We’ll determine what is best after fully examining your teeth and jaw. We may take a few X-rays depending on your condition. If you can, please keep a detailed log of when the jaw pain occurs and any other conditions you experience.

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How to Schedule an Appointment or Consultation

If you’re suffering from jaw pain or piercing headaches, please don’t wait any longer to schedule an appointment. We have a team of experts at Eagle Valley Family Dentistry right in Bellefonte, PA so you don’t need to go far to find relief.  

To schedule an appointment or a consultation, please contact us at (814) 473-5554 or use the form below.

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