Ella Kerzhner DMD

811 Woodlane Rd,
Westampton, NJ 08060
New Patients:(609) 300-2044
Existing Patients:(609) 267-1038

TMJ Disorder in Mt. Holly, NJ

Westampton TMJ DisorderYou may spend most of your life unaware of the important little triangular-shaped joints located in front of your ears. Under normal conditions, they join your lower jaw and temporal bone, allowing your mouth to open and close easily. However, stress or an improper bite can cause the joints to dysfunction, exposing nerve endings to create pain. The resulting TMJ disorder, or TMD, can create a variety of mild to severe symptoms, from jaw clicking and minor discomfort to sharp pain in your temple, ear, neck, and shoulders.

The condition is very common in our culture, so we evaluate patients for TMJ dysfunction at their regular dental exam. If we detect a problem, our goals are to arrest it, protect teeth from further damage, and correct underlying bite misalignment. Therapy may involve fitting you with a physiologic bite appliance, suggesting ways to alleviate stress, and recommending symptom relief measures. Botox has also become a popular form of treatment. Just as Botox will prevent the muscle contractions that cause wrinkles, this popular cosmetic service can also treat TMJ disorder. What’s more, TMJ patients should avoid chewing gum or hard, chewy food, take small bites, and alternate chewing between both sides of the mouth.

Contact us to make an appointment to discuss TMJ therapy at our Westampton dental office. We serve Westampton, Mt. Holly, Lumberton, Burlington, Willingboro, Hainesport, and surrounding New Jersey communities.

Contact Us

811 Woodlane Rd
Westampton, NJ 08060
Existing Patients:
(609) 267-1038
New Patients:
(609) 300-2044



Office Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed