TMJ (TMD) Therapy in Richmond Hill Ontario

Do your jaws ever lock up when speaking or chewing? 

Do you wake up with morning migraines or tension headaches?

Or do you sometimes have difficulty moving your jaw from side to side?

If you answered yes to any of the above, there may be a chance that you may have TMJ. TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) can be caused by a number of reasons including issues with your TMJ joint, stress, or genetic reasons. The TMJ joint is the joint that connects your skull to the lower jaw and allows you to do things such as speaking, yawning, and chewing. However, when there are imbalances within the TMJ joint, doing these things can be difficult or even painful.

Common TMJ symptoms can include:

  • Difficulty maneuvering your jaw from side to side
  • Pain in your jaw, neck, head, and ear regions 
  • Ringing in your ears or other hearing difficulties 
  • Migraines or tension headaches 
  • Tiredness throughout the day due to a poor quality sleep 
  • Teeth grinding or clenching (also known as bruxism)

As you can see from the above symptoms, each person may experience TMJ differently. As a result, it can be tricky to properly diagnose and treat TMJ without an in-depth evaluation. Bamboo Dental is highly experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to treating TMJ and we have helped countless patients to improve their TMJ symptoms. During your in-depth evaluation, we will inspect your oral tissues, review your medical and dental history, and gain a complete understanding of your lifestyle to determine the exact cause of your TMJ pain. Depending on where your TMJ pain originated from and the specific cause, we will create a personalized treatment plan to relieve your discomfort and prevent TMJ from occurring in the future.

For example, if your TMJ pain is due to nighttime bruxism, we can create an oral appliance for you to wear to relax your tense jaw muscles and protect your teeth from nighttime grinding and clenching. However, if your TMJ pain is the result of stress, we can recommend relaxation exercises to relax and stretch out your tense jaw muscles and joints. 

If you are serious about relieving your TMJ pain and improving the overall quality of your life, contact Bamboo Dental in Richmond Hill to set up a complimentary consultation. We look forward to hearing from you soon!