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Jaw Pain and TMJ Disorder in Meadow Lake

TMJ

Your temporomandibular joint connects your lower jaw to your skull. It’s one of the most flexible joints in your body, but sometimes it can become inflamed. This inflammation causes the group of symptoms we call temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ.

Diagnosis: what causes TMJ?

Inflammation can occur when stress is placed on the jaws. This can be caused by factors such as grinding teeth, misaligned teeth or bite issues, anxiety, and chewing gum. We diagnose TMJ by examining your mouth and jaw and reviewing your daily habits and stress level to identify these factors.

TMJ Treatment

Treatment for TMJ focusses on relieving stress on the jaws and reducing the inflammation. Stress reduction, medication, changing habits, and orthodontal correction are all common treatments that are used. In some cases, we may recommend massage or physiotherapy to relax the jaw muscles.

You might be suffering from TMJ if you experience chronic jaw and facial pain or headaches. Call us today to make an appointment.

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