TMD/TMJ Treatment

If you are suffering from pain or tightness in your jaw, headaches, neck pain, earaches, or tender gums and teeth, you may have temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD/TMJ). Our Winnipeg dentist can diagnose and help treat this common jaw condition. 

What is TMD/TMJ?

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD/TMJ) is a disorder of the jaw joint characterized by severe headaches, jaw pain, teeth grinding, and ringing in the ears, among other things.

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TMJ (temporomandibular jointis) refers to the hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull. It lets you move your jaw up and down and side-to-side so you can talk and eat properly.

TMD refers to the disorder of this joint that causes issues with your jaw and the muscles in your face. 

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TMD/TMJ Causes & Symptoms

TMD/TMJ can be caused by a variety of factors including jaw injuries, joint diseases (like arthritis), and misalignment of the teeth or jaw. The disorder can cause a host of symptoms because your compromised jaw muscles have to work extra hard. These symptoms often become worse during periods of stress.

Common symptoms include:

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

TMD/TMJ Treatment 

At Norwood Dental Centre, we can test for and diagnose TMD/TMJ and provide an immediate plan to treat it.

We may suggest wearing a night mouth guard and/or Low Level Laser Therapy to help relax the muscles and reduce your symptoms

The treatment plan may also include relaxation techniques and a referral to a physiotherapist, chiropractor or massage therapist and/or possibly medication for pain relief. 

Untreated TMD/TMJ can be a factor in eroded jawbones and loose teeth. If you are experiencing any symptoms, visit your dentist for a proper diagnosis.

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