TMJ (TMD) Therapy in Kanata Ontario

Our dental team at Kanata Lakes Dental doesn’t only treat tooth problems, but can also help to treat common problems like temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ) or temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD). These conditions are extremely prevalent and are not entirely understood by the medical community. The temporomandibular joint that connects your skull to your jaw. Its dysfunction is often associated with night grinding, clenching and tooth grinding, bruxism and sleep apnea. Common TMJ symptoms can include:
  • Difficulty opening your mouth or moving your jaw.
  • Pain in your jaw, neck, ears, or shoulders.
  • Recurrent headaches and migraines.
  • Popping or clicking sounds in your ears when moving your jaw joint.
  • Ringing in the ears.
  • Frequent tiredness during the day.
  • Bruxism, which includes teeth grinding or clenching while sleeping.
As you may have noticed, TMJ symptoms can be quite varied, which means that TMJ can impact people in different ways. Due to its tendency to disrupt sleep, it can make you tired throughout the day. As a result, it’s important to find the root cause of your symptoms so that we can properly treat it. TMJ is often caused when there is an impairment with the TMJ joint, such as from an injury, damage, or genetic factors. We can intervene in practical ways to help you prevent and understand the condition better.
At Kanata Lakes Dental Centre, we will perform an in-depth examination of your mouth and jaw to determine the root cause of your TMJ pain. Depending on the cause, we can create a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Your treatment plan may include massage therapists, chiropractors, physiotherapists, and other experts from various fields. But rest assured, we are committed to helping you relieve your TMJ pain once and for all. Contact our practice in Kanata to set up a consultation today.