TMJ/TMD Therapy Ottawa - Dentist in Ottawa - Ottawa Dentistry

Have you been experiencing difficulty chewing? What about headaches or migraines? A temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is a potential cause of these symptoms and others. Our dental clinic in Ottawa will work with you to find the source of the symptoms you are experiencing and guide you to the help you need.

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a complex joint placed just in front of your ears that control key functions of your mouth such as chewing or speaking. TMD is a disorder that causes issues for muscle, bone, or other tissues surrounding the TMJ. The disorder can range in severity, sometimes being a nuisance, but sometimes causing you significant pain or discomfort. Some symptoms of TMD are:
  • Issues opening your mouth or reduced range of movement, including side-to-side
  • Pain in the neck or shoulder areas
  • Problems in the ears, including hearing loss, a “ringing” sound, or pain
  • Grinding or clenching your teeth at night
  • Persistent tiredness or fatigue
  • Popping or grating sounds from the joint
  • Frequent headaches or migraines
The causes of TMD can be just as varied as the symptoms so it is difficult to help with your diagnosis without consulting with you first. Some of the causes of TMD include frequent tooth-grinding, injury, or even stress.

To treat your TMD, we may have to refer you to a specialist depending on the source of the disorder. This could be to a physiotherapist, massage therapist, chiropractor, or an oral surgeon in extreme cases. No matter the cause or solution, we want to help you.

Please contact us today to book an appointment where we can assess your condition and discuss the options available to you. We know that these issues can happen on any day and you want it resolved as soon as possible. That’s why we are also available on Saturdays to provide you the services you need.
Last Updated On 2021-08-05