At Wellspring Dental Centre in Pembroke, we provide our patients with options for jaw pain and trauma.
What is TMJ?
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint disorder. It is a disorder that refers to pain in your jaw, which can be caused by the joint not functioning properly. TMJ can also be caused by trauma to the jaw area, teeth grinding and clenching, as well as wear and tear over time.
What are the symptoms?
- Trouble chewing and biting
- Ear Pain
How can I relieve symptoms of TMJ?
The dentist at Wellspring Dental will review your symptoms, habits and lifestyle choices.
Taking these into consideration will help us understand how the disorder is affecting you.
Many times lifestyle changes can help you with relief of symptoms from TMJ pain.
We may also provide custom appliances to help manage your symptoms.
Surgery or physical therapy may also be recommended for TMJ by a medical professional if necessary.