TMD Treatment

Our Ottawa dentists diagnose and treat the common jaw joint disorder (TMD) to help relieve symptoms and address its underlying causes. 

What is TMJ & TMD?

TMJ (Temporomandibular Jointis) is the hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull. TMD (Temporomandibular Jointis Disorder) is the dysfunction of this joint that causes issues with your jaw and face. 

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Causes & Symptoms

If you have unexplained headaches, accompanied by facial, neck, and shoulder pain, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), along with limited jaw movements, clicking or popping of the jaw, you may be experiencing a condition called Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome or TMJ.

This condition occurs when the teeth, facial muscles, and the joints are out of alignment. Common symptoms include:

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

Treatment

Fortunately, neuromuscular dentistry can help you if you are suffering from these symptoms.

Our office is equipped with the most advanced computer system – the K-7 evaluation system – to measure and locate the most comfortable position for the jaw, where the masticatory muscles are balanced. In this way, TMJ symptoms can be relieved.

Treatment plans can also include wearing a night mouth guard, relaxation techniques, a referral to a physical therapist and/or medication for pain relief. 

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We're always happy to welcome new patients to our practice...and look forward to meeting you! 

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