TMJ (TMD) Therapy Stouffville

If you often hear popping or grating sounds while you open your mouth or suffer from pain when you move your lower jaw from side to side, then you may be suffering from Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD) or Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) pain. Fortunately, Stouffville TMJ/TMD Therapy can help you restore your dental health and function.

Symptoms of TMJ/TMD Pain

An experienced dentist will treat cavities and evaluate your oral health for conditions such as TMD. Facial pain can be connected to the dysfunction of the TMJ that links your lower jaw bone to the skull. This joint plays a critical role in allowing you to move your jaw in various positions, like up and down, back and forth, and side to side. Without this joint, you wouldn't be able to do many simple tasks such as laughing, speaking, or yawning.

Even though TMJ or TMD impact people in different ways, there are some common symptoms which include:

  • Pain in the TMJ joint and jaw area
  • Migraines and occipital headaches during the morning
  • Problems related to ears, such as hearing problems, pain, or ringing.
  • Pain in the neck and shoulders
  • Bruxism, including nighttime teeth clenching and grinding
  • Daytime fatigue due to poor quality sleep.

Stouffville TMJ/TMD Therapy

As you can see, TMJ/TMD can impact people in many different ways. Many dentists believe that TMJ occurs from issues with the TMJ joint due to trauma, stress, or genetics. Our dentist will prescribe the right therapy to restore your dental health and function based on your specific trigger for your TMJ symptoms and where it has stemmed from. We always begin with a comprehensive examination of your oral health before recommending a treatment plan based on your specific symptoms. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and receive TMJ/TMD therapy in Stouffville!