TMJ/TMD Treatment

We understand the discomfort and challenges associated with TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders, often referred to as TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder). Our experienced team is dedicated to providing effective TMJ/TMD treatment to help alleviate pain and improve your quality of life.

Understanding TMJ/TMD

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a complex joint that connects your jawbone to your skull. TMJ disorders, or TMD, can result from various factors, including stress, teeth grinding, misalignment, and jaw injuries. Common symptoms of TMJ/TMD include:

  • Jaw pain or discomfort
  • Clicking or popping sounds in the jaw
  • Difficulty opening or closing the mouth
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Ear pain or ringing in the ears

Comprehensive TMJ/TMD Treatment

Diagnosis We begin with a thorough evaluation, including a discussion of your symptoms and medical history. We may use imaging and diagnostic techniques to accurately assess the condition of your TMJ.

Customized Treatment Plan Based on our evaluation, we create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Our goal is to provide effective relief and long-term solutions.

Conservative Therapies We prioritize non-invasive and conservative treatments to manage your TMJ/TMD. These may include

Lifestyle Modifications Recommendations to reduce stress and avoid habits like teeth grinding.

Orthodontic TreatmentAddressing misalignment that contributes to TMJ/TMD symptoms.

Nightguards Customized nightguards to protect your teeth from grinding while you sleep.

Physical TherapyExercises and techniques to improve jaw mobility and reduce pain.

Pain Management We provide strategies for managing pain, which may include over-the-counter pain relievers, heat or cold therapy, and relaxation techniques.

Ongoing Monitoring We schedule regular follow-up appointments to monitor your progress, make any necessary adjustments, and ensure your comfort.

Experience Relief and Comfort

At Highland Hills Dental Centre, we understand the impact that TMJ/TMD can have on your daily life. Our experienced team is committed to providing you with effective treatment options that alleviate discomfort and promote your well-being.