Dartmouth TMJ


If you’re waking up with jaw pain and headaches, it may be caused by TMJ syndrome. Don’t put up with the pain and discomfort any longer we may be able to help! Dr. Paul Bonazza and his team offers comprehensive TMJ treatment.

Many people who suffer from these painful symptoms are unaware that their discomfort is often caused by a misalignment of the jaw. Your teeth, joints, muscles, and nerves work in harmony to make the jaw function properly. But when any part of this equation is out of balance, painful conditions often referred to as Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome can develop.

Dr. Paul Bonazza and his team are highly trained in nonsurgical techniques that can dramatically reduce muscle and joint pain. Through a comprehensive examination, he can evaluate causative factors such as jaw misalignment, grinding habits, trauma or degenerative changes and recommend appropriate treatment.

In many cases, treatment consists of appliance therapy, drug therapy, and dental treatments and education.

Pain analysis

The staff at Evergreen Dental is highly trained at treating various causes of pain. We can diagnose your issue and get you started immediately on the proper plan.

Answer the questions below to see if you could benefit from pain analysis treatment

  • Do you suffer from headaches or migraines?
  • Do you suffer from neck, back or shoulder pain?
  • Do you experience numbness of your arms or fingers?
  • Do you experience congestion, ringing or stuffiness of your ears?
  • Do you have pain or soreness around your jaw joints (TMJ)?
  • Do you clench or grind your teeth at night?
  • Do you experience pain in your teeth after clenching?
  • Do you have unexplained sore or loose teeth?
  • Does your jaw joint make a popping or clicking sound?
  • Does your jaw lock?

If you experience any of the signs and symptoms indicated above you may have TMJ, or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. TMJ is caused when nerve, muscles and bite are not in harmony.

If you need more information about TMJ in Dartmouth, contact us today.