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TMJ Disorder Treatment

The dentists at RV Dental can help diagnose TMJ disorder and treat the accompanying symptoms, including jaw pain, ringing in the ears and headaches.

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TMJ Disorder, Thornhill Dentist

What is TMJ Disorder?

The TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, allowing for movement up and down and side to side. This hinge-like joint allows you to eat and talk. 

TMJ Disorder (sometimes referred to as TMD) occurs when there are issues with the jaw and the muscles in your face. TMD can cause uncomfortable symptoms, including jaw pain, headaches and ear ringing. If left untreated, it can lead to chronic pain, bone loss, gum tissue changes and loose teeth. 

Most often caused by misalignment of the teeth and/or jaw, other factors that may contribute to the disorder include skull shape, genetics, airway issues and injury or trauma to the jaw. 

TMJ Disorder Treatment

At Rutherford Village Dental, our dentists can test for, diagnose and provide a treatment plan for TMJ Disorder.

Treatment may include wearing a mouth guard for sleep to prevent clenching and grinding. 

Your dentist may also recommend relaxation techniques, physical therapy, TENS machine (an electrical stimulus device) treatment, or Botox to encourage the face and jaw muscles to relax.

In some cases, orthodontic treatment may be required to correct underlying misalignment issues. Our dentists will work with you to create a treatment plan based on your specific needs. 

TMJ Disorder Symptoms

TMJ Disorder can cause a host of painful symptoms because your compromised jaw muscles have to work extra hard to do their job. Common symptoms include:

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Teeth grinding (usually during sleep)
  • Jaw, face and/or neck pain
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Dizziness

If you are experiencing any symptoms, contact us for a proper diagnosis from a dentist.

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(905) 731-8731