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TMJ PROVIDER

Temporomandibular

Joint Dysfunction Syndrome (TMJ)

 

Over two million Canadians may suffer from

temporomandibular joint and muscle (TMJ) disorders.

At Bathurst College Dentistry ® our treatment specialist diagnoses and

treat this troublesome condition, that hampers jaw function.

TMJ disorders can be painful and disrupt your daily routine,

so do not hesitate to see our highly trained specialists.

If you notice persistent jaw pain and

have trouble opening and closing your mouth,

contact us immediately Call – 416 925–0154

Email – info@bcddental.com to book an appointment today

and begin a TMJ treatment plan.

What is a TMJ disorder?

  • The TMJ is a joint that functions as a sliding hinge, controlling the opening and closing of your jaw.

  • One on each side of your jaw connects your jawbone to your skull.

  • TMJ disorders cause pain in the joint and muscles that control jaw functions like chewing and speaking.

  • It is often difficult to pin down specific causes of TMJ disorders.

TMJ disorders can be linked to

several risk factors, including

  • Jaw injury.

  • Certain forms of arthritis.

  • Chronic teeth grinding or clenching.

  • Connective tissue diseases.

 

Discomfort from TMJ disorders is often temporary,

and you can relieve it with self-managed care or nonsurgical therapeutic techniques.

QUESTION

What are the common signs and symptoms of a TMJ disorder?

ANSWER

Here are some common symptoms of TMJ disorders to look out for:

  • Painful chewing.

  • Aching facial pain or tenderness.

  • Aching pain in and around your ear.

  • Difficulty opening or closing your mouth.

  • Jaw pain (on one or both sides).

 

If you have a TMJ disorder, you may also hear a clicking sound or feel a grating sensation when you chew or open your mouth.

However, if you hear your jaw click but you have no difficulty opening or closing your mouth and feel no pain, you most likely do not require treatment for a TMJ disorder.

QUESTION

How do you treat a TMJ disorder?

ANSWER

  • Firstly, our team at BCD, will examine your jaw.

  • We listen for popping sounds when you open and close your mouth, observes your jaw’s range of motion, and presses on your jaw to assess pain and discomfort.​

  • Since malocclusion (uneven bite problems), is often a trigger cause, Dr. Moon will examine your jaw.

  • Dr. Moon will make precise adjustments to your teeth to correct malocclusion and treat the root cause of TMJ disorders.

  • Additionally, we may suggest prolotherapy, an orthopedic procedure that stimulates your body’s natural healing processes to restore injured joints and connective tissue, including the TMJ.

  • Ongoing treatment helps you develop strong tissue over time, leading to a full recovery.

  • If you suspect you have a TMJ disorder, immediately contact our TMJ specialists regarding treatment options at 416 925–0154 | Email – info@bcddental.com.

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