Prioritize The Health Of Your Jaw With TMJ Treatment

Do you frequently experience jaw pain, clicking noises, or difficulty opening your mouth wide? These could be signs of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ), which affects the jaw joint and the muscles surrounding it. TMJ treatment at Aurora Bayview North Family Dental in Aurora, ON, can offer much-needed relief from these symptoms, allowing you to regain control of your oral health and overall well-being.

Understanding TMJ:

The temporomandibular joint on each side of your jaw connects your jawbone to your skull. TMJ disorder occurs when this complex system becomes compromised. Common causes include teeth grinding, jaw clenching, misaligned bite, stress, or injury. Left untreated, TMJ disorder can lead to chronic discomfort and interfere with everyday activities.

Treatment Options:

  • Lifestyle Modifications: Simple changes such as practicing relaxation techniques, avoiding excessive gum chewing, and adopting a soft diet can alleviate mild TMJ symptoms.
  • Oral Appliances: Custom-fitted mouthguards or splints can help reposition the jaw, reducing pressure and allowing for better alignment. These appliances are particularly effective for nighttime teeth grinding.
  • Physical Therapy: We can teach you exercises to strengthen and stretch the jaw muscles, promoting healing and improved mobility.
  • Medications: Over-the-counter pain relievers or muscle relaxants may sometimes be prescribed to manage pain and inflammation.
  • Surgery: In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to repair or replace the affected joint. However, this is typically considered a last resort.

The Benefits of TMJ Treatment:

TMJ treatment can significantly reduce or eliminate chronic jaw pain, headaches, and earaches, allowing you to enjoy a better quality of life. With proper treatment, you can regain the ability to eat, speak, and yawn without discomfort or limitations. Effective treatment can lead to better sleep. Treating TMJ early can prevent the condition from worsening, potentially saving you from more invasive treatments. TMJ treatment can also help correct bite irregularities, creating a more aesthetically pleasing smile.

Don't let TMJ disorder dictate your life. Contact us today to explore the various treatment options available. Finding the right solution can lead to a more fulfilling life where you can savour the simple joys of eating, speaking, and laughing without hesitation.

TMJ disorder

Contact Aurora Bayview North Family Dental About TMJ Treatment Today!

  • Get relief from chronic jaw pain
  • Prevent further damage to the jaw
  • Correct irregularities in your bite
  • Improve jaw function
  • Enjoy an enhanced quality of life!