TMJ Toronto & Markham

Tempro-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome (TMJ) is a common condition affecting people.
The symptoms of TMJ will interfere with everyday life. Pain relief is the first consideration of the dentist. The dentist is able to diagnose, and provides an immediate plan to treat the causes of the TMJ disorder.

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There are several ways in which relief can be provided.
A Night Guard can be created to stop teeth grinding during the night.
The dentist can also advise on relaxation techniques that will reduce the effects of stress, or eventually dentist may prescribe muscle relaxants.

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Another option is to change the shape of the teeth and correct the bite completely, called “realignment.” This is very useful because it alleviates TMJ symptoms and may improve the aesthetic appearance of the teeth as well.
In certain cases if all previously tried treatment modalities are unsuccessful, a surgical procedure may be required. The surgery is usually performed by an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon.