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.
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.