What is TMJ Disorder?

Did you know that over ten million people suffer from a serious jaw joint issue called TMJ disorder? Also known as TMD, this disorder can lead to difficulty fully opening and closing your mouth. Fortunately, there is treatment available to ease discomfort and help address your TMD-related symptoms.

Identifying and Treating TMD

You may require treatment for TMJ disorder if you notice one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Sore jaw
  • Popping or clicking in the jaw
  • Headaches
  • Earaches
  • Neck/shoulder pain

In order to treat the issue the doctor may recommend an oral appliance. Similar to a nightguard, this device repositions the jaw to ease tension on the jaw joints and reduce further discomfort.


Our team offers our patients and their family access to comprehensive dental care, including general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. To schedule an appointment with the Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic, contact our Austin, MN dental office today by calling 507-437-6312. Our office welcomes patients from Austin, MN and surrounding communities.