TMJ (TMD) Therapy in Halifax, Nova Scotia - Halifax Dentist

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder:

"TMJ syndrome" is what we commonly call Temporomandibular joint disorder. It means your TMJ joint - the joint which connects your jaw and your skull - is inflamed, and it often causes severe pain.

Common symptoms of TMJ syndrome:

·     Pain or difficulty while biting/chewing

·     Clicking or popping sound when opening or closing your mouth

·     Dull, aching pain in your face, ears or jaw

·     Headaches or migraines

·     Neck or shoulder pain

People feel TMJ pain in varying degrees, and there are many potential causes.

Common causes of TMJ pain:

·     Clenching or grinding your teeth

·     Malalignment of your teeth

·     Jaw thrusting

·     Excessive gum chewing

·     Excessive nail-biting

·     A joint disease, such as osteoarthritis

·     Lack of overbite

There are different ways to end the pain and discomfort caused by TMJ syndrome.