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TMJ or TMD: Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction in Bernardsville

Bernardsville Dentist Serving Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, and Far Hills, NJ

If you experience pain when speaking, chewing, or making facial expressions, you may be suffering from temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD).

TMD causes pain because your jawbone and skull are out of alignment, also called malocclusion. TMD is a chronic, degenerative disease, and it’s important to seek treatment before symptoms worsen. Daytime sleepiness, facial and jaw pain and clenching or grinding your teeth are common symptoms of TMD, but other symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Lockjaw or limited jaw mobility
  • Clicking and popping of the joint
  • Forward head posture
  • Head and neck muscle pain or spasm
  • Ringing in the ears

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek treatment. Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb is experienced in the treatment of TMD and has helped her patients throughout central New Jersey alleviate facial and jaw pain once and for all.

Our commitment to you.

Our patients are our first priority, and our commitment is evident in everything we do. From the warm and relaxing atmosphere of our office to the time we take to discuss your treatment options and answer your questions, your comfort and security are paramount. We will do everything possible to ensure that your treatments are pain-free and that you are happy with your results.

About the Dentist

To make your visit enjoyable, we offer a variety of comforts. At Proud to Smile Dentistry, our treatment suites are designed for relaxation. While you’re with us, you can use headphones to listen to your favorite music or watch our high-definition TV. Our hand warmers and scented pillows will give you the sensation of being at a spa while you’re undergoing treatment. Whether you are 18 or 78 years old, we provide the comforts necessary to make your dental experience as anxiety-free and enjoyable as possible.

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Meet Your TMD Dentist, Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb

Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb is a leading specialist in cosmetic dentistry, TMD and sleep apnea treatment. Patients in the New Jersey area prefer Dr. SwaintekLamb for her comprehensive dental care services that put patient care and satisfaction above all else.

She studied at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), acquiring specialties in neuromuscular and cosmetic dentistry. She stays current on the latest in dental technology and practices, providing cutting-edge solutions at her practice in Bernardsville.

With a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Villanova University, Dr. Swaintek-Lamb went on to earn her Doctorate of Medical Dentistry in 1992 at the renowned Temple University of Dentistry. She then completed a General Practice Residency at Heart Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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See what patients like you have to say about our practice

As always, the staff was warm and welcoming and Dr. Patti listened thoughtfully to all of my concerns and was able to address right on the spot!! She does BEAUTIFUL work!!
Janine Rose
Janine Rose
13:03 10 Nov 22
Thank you for a great job
Eddie Comanche
Eddie Comanche
11:27 10 Nov 22
After a thorough, painfree cleaning by the dental hygienist (Karima), Dr. Patti repaired a molar for me. The injection and filling were painless and she explained everything throughout the process. The entire staff is professional and friendly. Best ever dental experience for someone with dental anxiety.The office very recently underwent renovation and it’s gorgeous.
Doris White
Doris White
02:07 10 Nov 22
A warm and welcoming office . Very professional with the latest technology and knowledge. Always a pleasure.
Diane Quinn
Diane Quinn
23:45 08 Nov 22
The best cleaning I ever had! Very friendly, professional, and courteous. I would highly recommend to anyone!!!
The Rods
The Rods
23:06 19 Oct 22
As someone with a large fear of dentists there is a reason I’ve been coming here for over a decade. The greatest staff, the cleanest and nicest environment, I could go on forever! Just go 🙂
Ashlyn Nicole
Ashlyn Nicole
22:26 19 Oct 22
I always love going to see Dr. Patty and her team. I even met an intern, Paul who is looking to attend Dental School. What a great job giving this young man experience.
Lisa Florio
Lisa Florio
19:58 13 Oct 22
Dr. Patti and her staff are the best. She is very skillful and knowledgeable. She spends time to explain what needs to be done and to answer all questions. She is also a perfectionist who will take as much time as is needed to get the best results for her patients. Her office is state of the art and the staff is also knowledgeable and courteous.
Malinee Sastrasinh
Malinee Sastrasinh
22:59 29 Sep 22
you provide the best dental care in NJ! Thank you!
susan palmer
susan palmer
14:10 04 Sep 22
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