If you are suffering from Temporomandiobular Joint Disorder (TMJ/TMD) pain, Downtown Dental Centre can help you. Whether you have noticed a stiffness in your jaw or you hear a clicking sound on a regular basis, we want to see you here in our office.
TMJ / TMD
When you try to live with TJM/TMD and you do not seek treatment for the condition, you may find yourself in pain and you may find that daily living is difficult, especially if you want to enjoy something chewy such as steak or a sugary caramel.
There are many different symptoms that can signal a problem and if you experience any of the following, you should schedule an appointment with one of our dentists right away:
- Facial pain
- Jaw joint pain or stiffness
- Clicking in your jaw
- Uneven bite
- Worn teeth
- Worn teeth
- Problems moving your jaw
What Causes TMJ/TMD?
It is not clear why some people experience TMJ/TJD and others do not, but even though the exact cause is unknown, there are some factors that play into why you may experience it. Some of the most commonly believed causes include:
- Teeth grinding at night
- Injuries or trauma to the jaw, jaw joint, or head and neck muscles
- Problems with the jaw joint including displacement or arthritis
- Improper movement of the ball and socket at the joint
How Can Downtown Dental Centre Help Me?
Disorders and pain associated with TMJ/TJD are uncomfortable and we do not want you to have to suffer any longer. When you experience pain in your jaw, we ask that you please call our office and schedule an appointment right away.
Some patients may experience symptoms that range in severity from mild to extreme and it all depends on your condition. Some people are unable to go about their daily routines due to the TMJ/TMD pain and it causes a hiccup in their plans.
At Downtown Dental Centre, we will work with you to determine the cause of your pain and then create a treatment plan that puts an end to it. Some of our TMJ/TMD therapy includes:
- Jaw adjustments or realignment
- Night guards
- Stress management
- Dental appliances