Do you suffer from chronic headaches, jaw pain, clicking or popping of your jaw, migraines, sinus pressure or ear ringing? If you answered yes to some of these then there is a chance you have developed TMD. TMJ pain – also known as TMD, refers to disorders related to your temporomandibular joints in front of each ear that connect your lower jaw bone to your skull. They control your chewing, speaking, biting and swallowing. The way that your bite comes together can strain the muscles and ligaments, which causes jaw soreness and muscle pain.
Dr. Alex has over 15 years working as a TMD/TMJ treatment dentist in Peterborough, Ontario. His knowledge of the dentistry industry and friendly nature makes him the TMD/TMJ specialists for everyone in the Peterborough area. Below we’ve listed several of the signs that are common with this disorder.
Signs of TMJ:
- Sinus Pressure
- Sore Jaw
- Severe cases:
- Ear ringing or soreness
- Neck pain and shoulder pain
If untreated, the pain can lead to jaw locking, inability to chew, and intense pain. Treatment is often non-surgical, and we are proud to be able to offer our patients a treatment for this disorder to improve their overall quality of life! Our TMD/TMJ treatment dentist will create a plan that fits your specific treatment needs and your financial stability.
We work with patients from all over the Peterborough area, including Lindsay, Belleville, Oshawa and more. Don’t wait, if you have any questions about TMD Contact Us to learn more!