TMJ disorder, or TMJ, is the inflammation of the soft joint where your lower jaw connects to your skull. Diagnosis and treatment of TMJ involves determining the source of the inflammation and taking steps to reduce stress on the joint.
TMJ can result when stress is put on your jaws. This can be caused by misaligned teeth, grinding or clenching your teeth, arthritis, excessive gum chewing, or other causes. We diagnosis TMJ by examining your jaws and reviewing your eating habits.
TMJ is treated by reducing the inflammation in the joint and addressing its root cause. We may recommend anti-inflammatory medication, massage therapy, physiotherapy, or orthodontic correction of bite issues.
Call us to book an TMJ examination if you suffer from chronic facial pain.