Emery Village Dental

What are the symptoms of TMJ?

We are happy to provide TMJ treatment in North York, ON. If you have TMJ or suspect you might, it’s essential to visit our dental office for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Over time, TMJ symptoms can worsen and impact daily life quality.

TMJ is really an acronym for the temporomandibular joint—the hinge-like construction that connects your jaw to your skull. However, TMJ is often used to describe disorders of this joint as opposed to the joint itself. It may also be referenced as a temporomandibular joint disorder or TMD.

man holding jaw from TMJ painCommon Symptoms of TMJ

If you have TMJ, you may notice the following symptoms:

  • Clicking sound in the joint
  • Jaw locking or popping
  • Painful yawning and chewing
  • Head, neck, and shoulder pain

If your TMJ is related to a condition called bruxism (teeth grinding), you may also notice a bulky appearance around the lower face, tooth wear, jaw pain, and dental fractures.

Our dental office offers appliance therapy and BOTOX® to help treat TMJ and bruxism. The appliance fits over the teeth and prevents nocturnal grinding. BOTOX relaxes the muscles around the TMJ, allowing them time to heal.

Contact Your North York Dentist to Learn Whether Our TMJ Treatment Is Right for You

If you have questions or would like to arrange a TMJ consultation with the dentist, we look forward to hearing from you today.