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Tmj & Tmd

TMJ (TMD) Therapy Orangeville

The temporomandibular joint also known as the TMJ is the joint that connects the jaw to the temporal bones of the skull. TMJ disorders (TMD) occur when there are problems with the muscles and jaws in the face.
There are many signs and symptoms of TMD. Our dentists here at Lord Dufferin Dental Centre in Orangeville, Ontario will help make a proper diagnosis. Here are some of the most common TMD symptoms:

  • Pain in the face, jaw or ear area.
  • A clicking or popping sound when opening or closing the mouth
    Swelling of the face
  • Headaches, ear aches, and pain or pressure behind the eyes
  • Locked jaw
  • Tenderness of the jaw muscles

The dentists at our practice can help determine the root of the cause, and be able to come up with a treatment plan best suited for your case. We also can make our patients night guards which are worn while you sleep to prevent causing damage to your teeth when you clench or grind in your sleep.
We may also have to refer to specialists from other medical fields, such as massage therapists or physiotherapists to further help with your needs.