Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, better known as TMJ, is the disorder that causes painful joints on either side of your jaw where the jawbone connects to the skull. When you feel pain in the jaw bone or muscles controlling your jaw movement you may have TMJ and our professional team at Cambrian Dental can provide treatment.
TMJ can occur from a combination of genetics, jaw injury, arthritis or clenching and grinding of your teeth. This joint dysfunction usually happens when the structure of your jaw is damaged or falls out of place causing a clicking sound or grating sensation when opening your mouth and chewing.
1. Pain or tenderness in your jaw 2. Difficulty or pain chewing 3. Aching facial pain 4. Pain in one or both of your temporomandibular joints 5. Aching pain in or around your ear 6. Difficulty opening and closing your mouth
We want you to treat TMJ as soon as possible to avoid further suffering and have many suggestions.
We make the extraction process as quick and painless as possible.
• Moist heat application • Muscle relaxants, aspirin, over the counter pain relievers or anti-inflammatory drugs • Training or counselling to help eliminate stress • A bite plate or splint, an appliance that goes over your upper teeth keeping them from grinding against your lower teeth • Meditation • Eat softer foods • Avoid chewing gum and biting your nails
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We provide dentist and physician services for families, children, adults and the elderly, making sure everyone’s needs are met. Our professional dental and primary care team will get to know you so that you feel comfortable asking us questions and being in the dentist chair. Everything we provide is for you to have a good experience during your visit.