TMJ Therapy

Temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ syndrome, is an umbrella term covering acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, which connects the mandible to the skull. The disorder and resultant dysfunction can result in significant pain and impairment.

TMJ syndrome is a condition that occurs when the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) that connects the upper and lower jaw is misaligned or stressed. This can cause pain in the jaw, the face, and in extreme cases, the neck and shoulders.

The temporomandibular joint is susceptible to many of the conditions that affect other joints in the body, including ankylosis, arthritis, trauma, dislocations, developmental anomalies, and neoplasia.

The causes of TMJ syndrome require careful analysis. Once the causes have been determined, there are a multitude of TMJ treatment options available, including pain relief through the application of mouth guards, bite therapy, and TMJ exercises.

Crossing Bridge Family Dentistry - Dentist in Stittsville

1250 Stittsville Main St., Suite C14
Stittsville, ON K2S 1S9
Phone: (613) 435-4340
Fax: (613) 435-6544
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