Does your jaw often make a 'clicking' sound? Do you regularly wake up with stiffness around your jaw muscles? There is a high possibility that you might be suffering from Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome (TMJ). Fortunately, we at GD Orthodontics can quickly identify the cause behind the issue and provide you with an effective treatment plan.
The temporomandibular joint refers to the joint situated in front of the ear, which allows jaw movement. A structural imbalance between the jaw and the skull can lead to a chronic degenerative condition known as temporomandibular disorder (TMD) or TMJ. Our dentists are dedicated to effective TMJ treatment in Mississauga while ensuring your comfort.
If you'd like to know more about our TMJ treatment in Mississauga, please read the section below. In case you have any queries, you can contact us to speak to our team.
Some of the common symptoms of TMJ include headaches, trouble opening your mouth and jaw locking. The pain caused by this affliction might affect chewing and swallowing of any food item.
Habits such as grinding your teeth or clenching can tire your jaw muscles, causing continuous muscle spasms, sore muscles and tissue damage. TMD can also occur because of:
The improper shape of TMJ
Joint diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis
Injured joint or tissue around it
Usually, the TMJ disorder can be cured without treatment. To reduce pain yourself, you can:
- Apply ice pack on your jaw for a few minutes, multiple times in a day
- Avoid eating hard food items
- Rest your jaw
- Reduce stress through physiotherapy sessions
We also offer other treatments such as Invisalign and surgical orthodontics.
Those suffering from TMJ often ignore it or delay treatment. Delay or negligence in treating your TMJ can severely impact your dental health in many ways, including:
With our reliable and swift TMJ treatment in Mississauga, there is no reason to put off getting the right help. Please call us to make an appointment with us.
When it comes to TMD disorders, having the right know-how can help you make the right decision regarding your treatment. The following are frequently asked questions about TMD disorders.
Do clicking jaw joints indicate that I have TMD?
Popping and clicking jaw joints are some of the symptoms of TMD. Consult our experts without delay if you experience them.
Does TMJ disorder require surgery?
TMJ can be cured non-surgically, allowing you to get back to your normal way of life such as chewing and talking.
Are headaches caused by TMD?
Clenching your teeth can put undue pressure on your jaw joints resulting in headaches.
Which Exercises Can Reduce TMJ Pain?
Activities that can help you reduce your jaw pain include: