TMJ Treatment

Locking, clicking or discomfort in the jaw? Indescribable headaches and neck pain?

TMJ disorder (temporomandibular joint disorder) refers to dysfunction of the jaw muscles and joints. This can affect people of all ages and about 5% of the population. TMJ disorder may result in misalignment or displacement of the jaw, which puts pressure on the nerves, blood vessels, muscles and supporting tissues, causing pain, popping, jaw rigidity, and headache. Symptoms include:

  • Clicking or popping sensation when moving the jaw
  • Pain when opening
  • Limited range of opening
  • Facial muscle fatigue
  • Ear pain
  • Neck pain
  • Lock jaw
  • Frequent headaches
  • Waking up with a tight jaw
  • Difficulty or pain while chewing
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What causes TMJ disorder and what can I do now?

TMJ disorder can develop from a variety of causes, including:

  • Lost, crooked or uneven teeth
  • Overbite or malocclusion
  • Degenerative arthritis
  • Head or neck injuries including whiplash
  • Life stresses causing excessive grinding or clenching

You can receive temporary relief for TMJ disorder by using hot and cold packs applied to the face or temple, limited jaw movement, and avoiding hard food or food that requires repetitive chewing. We can also help you ease this pain through a variety of treatments such as Botox in the TMJ, physiotherapy or providing a custom-made night-time splint.

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