TMJ (TMD) Therapy Kanata – Dentist in Kanata – Kanata Lakes Dental
Severe pain while chewing, eating, or moving your jaw can be a sign of TMJ disorder (TMD). The problem is quite common and can affect anyone at any stage of life.
Kanata Lakes Dental Centre offers effective diagnosis and treatment of TMJ disorder through TMJ therapy. If you’ve been experiencing unexplained pain and discomfort in your jaw, mouth, or head, visit our dental centre.
TMJ (TMD) Therapy in Kanata
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) connects the lower jaw to the temporal bone in the skull. It facilitates the movements of the jaw and allows you to bite, chew, talk, yawn, swallow, etc.
When the joint is properly aligned, it smoothly performs quite complex movements and withstands considerable surface pressure. However, a trauma, habit (tooth grinding, jaw clenching, etc.), or a medical condition (inflammation, osteoarthritis, etc) can easily damage this complex joint or the muscles around it and cause considerable discomfort and pain in your jaws, head, and face, neck and shoulders, and elsewhere.
This condition is known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMD. It can present a variety of symptoms such as:
- Difficulty or pain while opening and closing your mouth or moving your jaw
- Chronic headache
- Shoulder and neck pain
- Pain, ringing or buzzing in the ears; dizziness
- Chronic headaches
- Shifting of the jaw causing misalignment of upper and lower teeth
- Popping and clicking sounds while moving the jaw
- Involuntary jaw movements (“locked jaw”, etc.)
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, our Kanata dentists can diagnose the root cause of the problem and help you find a solution (TMJ therapy).
Effective Relief from TMJ Disorder
TMJ disorder can disrupt your daily routine by causing sleep deprivation, constant pain and discomfort, inability to eat properly, etc. If not addressed, it can slowly destroy the overall quality of your life.
Our Kanata dentists can provide you with much-needed answers and solutions. It starts with a very thorough examination and evaluation. Every case is unique and can be quite complex; different patients may present very different symptoms. Diagnosis is attained with the help of X-rays, MRI scans, CT scans, and other techniques and technologies. Once the root problem is identified, we can recommend appropriate treatment or treatments, including medical or surgical procedures, massage therapy, physiotherapy, and others.
There are many treatments available. We can help you choose the best one. Call us to learn more about our TMJ (TMD) therapies.