TMJ/TMD Therapy in Barrie

If your jaw is feeling extremely sore or painful or you find it difficult to open your mouth, stretch your jaw muscles, or move it from side to side, you may have Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD) or Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) pain. The Temporomandibular joint is what connects your upper and lower jaw, helping you execute activities such as breathing, chewing, and speaking. Your dentist can help you discover if TMD therapy can help with head, face, or neck pain.

Common Symptoms of TMJ/TMD

TMJ is caused when the TMJ joint malfunctions. This is the joint that links your jawbone to your skull. Fortunately, experienced dentists can effectively treat TMJ pain through TMJ/TMD Therapy in Barrie and other simple techniques and modern dental appliances. You would be surprised by how much difference a splint or mouth guard could make when dealing with TMJ/TMD issues.

Common symptoms of TMJ include:

  • Pain in the jaw, neck, or shoulders
  • Granting or popping or sounds in the jaw joint
  • Teeth clenching or grinding
  • Ear-related issues, such as popping, ringing, or hearing loss
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Chronic fatigue

TMJ/TMD Therapy in Barrie

The first step to ensure you’re receiving the appropriate treatment is to get a proper diagnosis. It’s because TMJ can be caused by a wide range of things, including injury, stress, or damage, and it is often linked to nighttime teeth grinding and bruxism. Once our dentist has thoroughly examined all aspects of your dental condition, we will create the appropriate treatment plan customized for your specific needs.

Some of the therapies we may recommend are stretching exercises to relax your tight jaw joints and muscles. We may also provide oral appliances, such as stabilization splints to curb teeth grinding and clenching. Depending on your unique situation, our treatment plans can also include experts from other fields such as chiropractors, physiotherapists, and massage therapists to help relieve your pain. Overall, our dental team has a wealth of experience helping patients deal with TMJ pain once and for all. Contact us today to set up an appointment.


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