In the United States, about 35 million people suffer with a TMJ disorder at any given time. TMJ is the acronym for the temporomandibular joint, which is the joint on each side of your head, in front of your ear. The joint contributes to the mobility that we need to perform several functions, some of which are speaking, chewing and swallowing.
What is a TMJ Specialist?
No dentist can be referred to as a TMJ specialist, because there is no certified specialty for treating TMJ disorders. But Dr. Duane Delaune is a New Orleans dentist who received TMJ training from The Dawson Academy. He has been treating TMJ disorders for over 20 years.
Help for TMJ Disorders
Dr. Delaune’s experience and training can help identify the cause of your TMJ pain and the appropriate treatment for it. To read more about what he can do, please see our page on TMJ treatment.
There are many symptoms that can be associated with TMJ. The treatment for it varies, depending on its cause and severity.