Jaw Treatment - TMJ Treatment in Guelph

Jaw treatment is a highly effective solution for dealing with jaw problems such temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Our team of experienced dentists will work with you to determine the best course of treatment for your specific pain points.

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What TMJ Treatment or commonly known as Jaw treatment?

TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint and its the joint that connects the jaw to the skull. TMJ treatment focuses on issues that ease pain of that joint. The treatment can help alleviate the pain when opening or closing the mouth, a popping sound can also be heard when closing or opening the mouth. 

What causes issues related to TMJ?

The jaw is the part of the skull that contains your teeth. It is made up of two bones: the mandible and the maxilla. The mandible is the lower jaw, while the maxilla is the upper jaw. The jaws are connected to each other by a hinge joint called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) on one side and by a ball-and-socket joint on the other side. The TMJ helps you open and close your mouth, while the ball-and-socket joint allows you to move your mandible forward and backward, as well as from side to side. 

What causes issues related to TMJ?

TMJ issues can be caused by a sports injury, teeth grinding, jaw clenching, or arthritis. The cause can be determined via an oral examination. There are a variety of treatment options such as physical therapy, changing your lifestyle, and prescribing night guards for teeth grinding. 

How can you improve the function of the Jaw?

Various exercises may be prescribed which can help to improve the function of the jaw and to help relax the muscles around the jaw. Several medications such as muscle relaxants or anti-inflammatory drugs can be prescribed to help manage pain and inflammation. Lifestyle changes, such as avoiding certain foods or finding a way to prevent teeth grinding and biting can help solve a lot of the issues surrounding TMJ

What are TMJ specialists?

TMJ specialists are providers who specialize in providing treatment for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. TMJ specialists may be dentists, oral surgeons or physical therapists that have received additional training and certification in the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ disorders. 

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