Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

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From headaches and persistent migraines to ear pain and more - Ottawa West Dental can help relieve symptoms of TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder).


What is TMJ?

TMJ is short for "temporomandibular joint disorder" and refers to pain in the jaw joint. While the pain is concentrated in the jaw joint, it can make your bite feel unusual or out of place.

What are the symptoms of TMJ?

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty chewing or biting
  • Ear pain

What is the treatment for TMJ?

TMJ can be caused by trauma to the jaw area, wear and tear over time, teeth grinding or clenching – just to name a few.

Our helpful team at Ottawa West Dental will review your symptoms, habits and lifestyle choices and help you understand how they're resulting in TMJ. Oftentimes, a few simple changes to your lifestyle can lead to significant pain relief from TMJ.

In cases where lifestyle is not a major factor, we can recommend custom appliances which can significantly improve the symptoms you're experiencing. 

Other TMJ treatment therapy options include physical therapy, specialized medication, injections and in rare cases – surgery. Our experienced team can help to determine the best TMJ treatment for you.

If you're experiencing any symptoms of TMJ, your Ottawa West Dental team is here to help properly diagnose and treat you.


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