TMJ (TMD) Therapy

Do you hear a popping  or grating sound when you open your mouth?  Are you suffering from pain when trying to open your mouth or move it from side to side? If so, you may have Tempromandibular Joint pain or Tempromandibular Dysfunction. Other common symptoms may include:

•Neck and/or shoulder pain

•Ear symptoms, including hearing loss, ringing, or pain

•Clenching/grinding your teeth during sleep

•A chronic feeling of tiredness

•Ongoing headaches at your temples or  above your eyes

The symptoms described above may be symptoms of TMJ, but they may also be due to another condition. That’s why it’s so important to get a proper diagnosis, so you can treat the problem accordingly. Dr. Haslam will be happy to perform a comprehensive examination and recommend a treatment plan based on your specific symptoms and concerns. Should we determine the need to get other treatment partners involved—like chiropractors, cranio/mandibular specialists, physiotherapists or massage therapists—we can recommend potential treatment partners and can work together to relieve your symptoms. 

 

Do you feel pain when trying to open your mouth, or does it hurt to move your mouth from side to side?  You could be suffering from the common problem of Tempromandibular Joint pain or Tempromandibular Dysfunction. Other symptoms include:

•Pain in the neck and/or shoulder

•Ringing in the ears

•Hearing loss or ear pain

•Grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw while sleeping

•Constantly feeling fatigued

•Hearing a popping  or grating sound, or any other noise in your jaw joints

•Suffering from chronic headaches in your temples or above your eyes

Because there can often be multiple causes for TMJ symptoms, there’s not a “set” way of treating these conditions. That said, the first step in any successful treatment is the proper diagnosis. Basinview Dental Centre can perform an evaluation of your symptoms and concerns and suggest a customized treatment therapy for your condition—and in many cases, we can work with you to identify other treatment partners—such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, cranio/mandibular specialists or even massage therapists—who will all work together to bring you relief.