The chronic pain, headaches and discomfort caused by TMJ disorder can disrupt your life. This condition, caused by inflammation of the joint between your skull and your jaw, can be treated. We provide TMJ diagnosis and treatment to give you relief.
TMJ is diagnosed by determining the cause of the inflammation. We examine your mouth, jaws, and skull to detect any contributing factors. Habits such as chewing gum and biting your nails can also cause inflammation in the joint.
Once the cause is determined, we begin treatment. Symptoms can be treated by anti-inflammatory medication, massage, stretching, and stress reduction. Treatment for the causes of TMJ may include orthodontic correction, bite appliances, or physiotherapy. In severe cases surgery on the joint may be required.
If you are suffering from the symptoms of TMJ, contact our office to book an examination.