57 Street Rd. Suite M | Southampton, PA 18966

57 Street Rd. Suite M | Southampton, PA 18966

Woman experiencing dental pain clutching mouth

When Your TMJ isn’t able to move effectively, it can lead to a painful condition known as TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder.

Some of the symptoms of TMD include:

  • Limited range of motion
  • Difficulty eating or talking
  • Pain
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Malocclusion (misaligned teeth)
  • Flat, worn teeth
  • Popping and clicking sounds

Treatments for TMD/TMJ Pain

Fortunately, the best treatments for TMJ pain are non-surgical. Some of the methods Dr. Harry Habbel recommends for our Southampton, PA patients include:

Bite Splints and Nightguards

Bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching) results in overuse of the TMJ, straining muscles and ligaments around each joint. Wearing a splint or night guard can train your jaw muscles to relax during rest, thereby lessening the tension that causes TMD.

Orthodontic Treatment

Misaligned teeth and jaws are one of the biggest contributing factors to atypical TMJ movement. Creating a healthy biting relationship may be part of a holistic care approach to TMD management.

Massage and Physical Therapy

Hot compresses, physical massage, over-the-counter anti-inflammatories, and physical therapy exercises can help to alleviate the severity of TMD pain.


Some people find relief by having cosmetic injectables applied to their TMJ, such as Botox, due to its natural muscle relaxation properties. Such methods need to be re-applied about every 3-6 months.

“Do I Have TMJ Disorder?”

Request an appointment with Harry Habbel, DDS in Southampton, PA today. Dr. Harry Habbel will examine your oral anatomy and order a full-mouth X-ray so we can evaluate the bony structure around your TMJ. We’re happy to answer any questions you have!

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I had a pleasant experience with the Staff and the Doctor. I was very comfortable with the Dental experience I had. I would recommend their services to patients with Dental Needs. The Doctor spent quality time diagnosing my issue with a tooth that I had alot of decay.. He also told me what I needed to do in regards to the tooth for the Future. I appreciated his honesty.
~ Tim D.

My whole family has been coming here for years. This includes my parents and my children. The office provides outstanding care in a warm, friendly, and caring manner. They make it a point to know our family well. Dr. Habble is an excellent dentist who has performed routine and as well as complicated dental procedures on family members. I would highly recommend this practice!
~ Wendy F.

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