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Joint Dysfunction Syndrome (TMJ)


Over two million Canadians may suffer from temporomandibular joint and muscle (TMJ) disorders. At Bathurst College Dentistry, we can make assessments and provide treatment for this troublesome condition, that hampers jaw function.

TMJ disorders can be painful and disrupt your daily routine, so do not hesitate to call us and inquire about what help is available.

If you notice persistent jaw pain and have trouble opening and closing your mouth, contact us immediately Call: 416 925–0154

or Email: 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:

Stress Jaw injury. Certain forms of arthritis. Chronic teeth grinding or clenching. Connective tissue diseases.

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

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). NOTE: If you have a TMJ disorder, you may also hear a clicking, popping and/or a grating sound when you chew or open your mouth. These may be early symptoms, therefore we recommend you call us for additional information.

How do you treat a TMJ disorder?

Firstly, our team will complete an in office assessment. We listen for any sounds when you open and close your mouth, observe the range of motion in your jaw, and assess the amount of pain and discomfort within your muscles.​ Night guards are recommended as a treatment to relieve discomfort. Ongoing treatment helps you develop strong tissue over time, leading to a full recovery. If you suspect you have a TMJ disorder, immediately contact us regarding treatment options at 416 925–0154 or Email:​