The jaw joints and groups of muscles that let us chew, swallow, speak and yawn are known as the temporomandibular. Within the TMJ, there are many complex moving parts including muscles, tendons, and bones. When there’s a problem with how the joints and muscles work, you may have a temporomandibular disorder or TMD. TMJ disorder (or TMD) happens when there is a complex problem with the smooth workings of the muscles and joints that control your jaw. This can lead to a multitude of problems including stiffness, headaches, ear pain, and more.
Our dentists will start by inspecting your jaw and bite, making sure that your muscles and joints align the way they should. If necessary, a custom-made, perfectly fitted night guard is made for you to wear at night. For complex cases, collaborative treatment with local physiotherapists and facial pain specialists may be sought.
Contact us today if you are experiencing TMJ symptoms, or are looking for relief from bruxism. Our dentists will discuss with you your options.