Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders

April 7, 2018

TMJ disorders are pretty common and can affect the day to day life of someone immensely. 

 

The jaw joint, TMJ, can be felt right infront of your ears when opening and closing your mouth. TMJ disorders are more common in women and can cause pain and limited movement of the lower jaw. 

 

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There are a wide array of causes for TMJ disorders and can include but are not limited to: 

 

- Trauma to the face or head 

- Grinding of teeth 

- Missing teeth 

- Arthritis 

- Emotional or physical stress 

 

Once diagnosed, a combination of methods including physiotherapy, an occlusal splint, Botox Injection, medication or even a modified diet and stress management may be used to treat and overcome the TMJ disorder. 

 

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please do not hesitate to give us a call to get things checked out. 

 

 

Let us be your Richmond Dentist, join us at our clinic or call us 604-370-1450

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