Relief from temporomandibular disorder

Symptoms such as headaches, pain in the jaw joint and surrounding muscles can be caused by grinding and clenching of the teeth. Although not life threatening, these symptoms can become chronic and difficult to manage.

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People with TMJ disorders may exhibit a variety of symptoms including:

  • Pain in the chewing muscles and/or jaw joint
  • Radiating pain in the face, jaw or neck
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Grinding of teeth
  • Jaw muscle stiffness
  • Aching pain in and around the ears
  • Difficulty chewing or discomfort while chewing
  • Limited movement or locking jaw
  • Painful clicking, popping or grinding in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth
  • A change in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together

How can you relieve symptoms?

Wearing a night guard which is custom made prosthetic device to reduce TMJ pain and associated symptoms such as grinding of teeth and headaches can be beneficial.

We may need to refer you to a specialist who has specific expertise in this field.

A consultation with your dentist is the first step…

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