TMJ (TMD) Therapy
From irritating popping in the jaw to even more painful symptoms such as headaches and jaw discomfort, Temporomandibular Joint pain or Temporomandibular Dysfunction are common conditions that affect many Canadians. Talk to Ajax Dental Care now.
Are TMJ and TMD the Same Thing?
In short, no. Though TMD and TMJ are often used interchangeably TMD is the actual disorder while TMJ is the abbreviation for the joint itself. More often than not, a person who has TMD will have TMJ pain as a symptom.
However, TMD is not just one disorder and is used to describe any disorder affecting the Temporomandibular joint.
TMD therapy can be used to help address these symptoms:
• Pain when opening the mouth.
• Neck and shoulder pain.
• Ear pain, hearing loss.
• Ringing in the ears.
• Clenching, night grinding
• Chronic fatigue
• Noise, grating or popping in joint
• Chronic Temporal or occipital headache
What Causes TMD?
Trauma to the TMJ, the jaw or neck muscles can all result in TMD. Though this can occur from something like a bump to the head from a car accident or physical altercation, it can also be the result of chronic grinding of the teeth.
Singer Dental offers both diagnosis and therapy options for TMJ pain. Because the exact cause of TMD may be difficult to pinpoint and may be easy to confuse with a different disorder, it is important to get the proper diagnosis for optimal treatment.
We will examine your jaw and consult with you about your medical history to determine the cause of the TMD and prescribe a course of treatment in our office or refer you to another specialist as needed.
To find relief, TMJ therapy and TMD therapy should be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment including massage, chiropractic, and physiotherapy.
Start getting relief from your TMD symptoms by calling us