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TMJ therapy Markham

Temporomandibular joint connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull. It helps move your jaw and enables you to talk, chew, and yawn.Problems with your jaw and the muscles is called as temporomandibular disorders. There are several factors that can cause TMJ. Some of the common reasons are injury to your jawor the muscles of your head, at our clinic we will thoroughly analyse the condition, determine the cause and provide you suitable TMJ therapy. Get in touch with us now to book your appointment. Our team serves patients in and around Markham.

Understanding the cause of TMJ disorders

Some of the causes of TMJ disorder are:

Grinding or clenching your teeth

Arthritis in the joint

Stress

Injury to head or neck

What are the symptoms?

TMJ can cause severe pain and discomfort, it can make daily activities such as eating, chewing, speaking extremely difficult.

Common symptoms include:

Pain or tenderness in your face

Pain when you chew, speak, or open your mouth wide

Pain when you yawn

Clicking, popping of jaws

Swelling on the side of your face

In some cases individuals also suffer from toothaches, headaches, earaches and ringing in the ears.

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Effective treatment

Our dentists will check your jaw joints for pain or tenderness. We will check if there are any clicks, pops when you move your jaw. We will conduct a bite check to check if there are any issues with your facial muscles.We may also take full face X-rays to rule out other problems. Based on our findings we will design a suitable treatment plan for you.

What we recommend

Certain medication can help relieve the pain associated with TMJ disorders

Pain relievers: Our dentist may prescribe pain relievers to help ease the pain

Muscle relaxants: These drugs can help relieve pain caused by muscle spasms.

Therapies

We also treat TMJ disorders by recommending

Mouth guards:Jaw pain can be eased by wearing mouth guards

Physical therapy. We will recommend exercises to stretch and strengthen jaw muscles

Counselling. This can help you understand factors that may aggravate your pain and also provide you tips on how to avoid them.

We may recommend surgery if the pain is extremely severe

Tips to reduce pain

There are some measures you can take to reduce and manage pain, some of them are:

Avoid extreme jaw movements.

Don't rest your chin on your hand.

Keep your teeth slightly apart

Trusted and effective treatment

We understand that living with TMJ can be extremely painful and exhausting. You can rely on us to offer effective and quality treatment for TMJ. Over the years we have helped a number of patients with their TMJ.

Get in touch with us now to know more about our services, we cater to patients in and around Markham.

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Have a Question? Let’s Talk

If you are suffering from TMJ and are looking for a dentist to offer effective treatments, we can help. We are a reputable clinic based in Markham offering TMJ therapy at affordable prices. To book an appointment, call us now.

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Since phase 2, and having reopened our office, we couldn't be happier to be connecting with our patients! We are taking the utmost precautions to provide a safe Covid free environment. Face shields, air purifiers, and limiting the number of patients to those that have appointments are just some of the new policies we have implemented. After every set of patients, we're dedicating time to properly sanitize the rooms, instruments and the waiting area, to ensure safety for the next set of patients. Please call us today for a free consultation!
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