TMJ (TMD) Therapy in Waterloo & Kitchener, Ontario

 

Is your jaw feeling very sore or painful? Is it difficult to open your mouth, stretching the jaw muscles, or moving it from side to side? If so, you may have Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) pain or Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD). The Temporomandibular joint connects your upper and lower jaw, helping you do every day activities like breathing, chewing and speaking. While the medical community does not entirely understand this dysfunction and its causes, we are certain we can help you avoid pain and wear on your teeth.

 

Common symptoms of TMJ (TMD) include:

 

Pain in the jaw, neck, or shoulders

 

Ear-related issues, such as ringing, popping, or hearing loss

 

Popping or grating sounds in the jaw joint

 

Teeth clenching or grinding

 

Chronic fatigue

 

Headaches or migraines

 

TMJ is caused when there is dysfunction with the TMJ joint. This is the joint that connects your jawbone to your skull. Fortunately, TMJ pain can be effectively treated by Dr. Karen J. Lee, your TMJ Kitchener and Waterloo dentist with simple techniques and modern oral appliances. You would be surprised the difference that a splint or mouth guard can make when dealing with this particular issue.

 

The first step to ensuring you receive the appropriate treatment is with a proper diagnosis. This is because TMJ can be caused by a variety of things, including injury, damage, or even stress. It is often linked to night grinding and bruxism. Once we thoroughly examine all aspects of your condition, we will create a treatment plan customized for your specific needs.

 

Depending on your case, we may recommend other professional practitioners, such as chiropractors, physiotherapists, cranial/mandibular specialists or massage therapists. We are fully committed and will work with you to ensure your TMJ pain is eliminated.

 

If you’re looking to relieve TMJ pain once and for all, contact Dr. Karen J. Lee Dentistry in Waterloo today.