TMD Treatment in North York, ON
Frequent morning headaches, jaw pain, discomfort while chewing, excessive tooth wear or damage, and neck and shoulder pain describe only a few of the symptoms of a painful jaw joint disorder known as temporomandibular disorder (TMD).
TMD occurs when your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) or jaw joints are not functioning properly. You might notice some of the symptoms mentioned above or pain when you chew, popping and clicking of your jaw, and even your jaw joint locking in the open or closed position if you suffer from TMD.
TMD can quickly become a painful disorder that significantly impacts the quality of your life. The good news is that your team at Emery Village Dental can help with some excellent solutions for eliminating the painful symptoms of TMD so you can enjoy your life again.
What Causes TMD?
The cause of TMD varies greatly for each patient, and determining the root cause of the disorder is an integral key in effectively treating it.
Some of the causes of TMD might be one or a combination of these things:
- Trauma or injury to your jaw
- Anxiety or stress
- Clenching or grinding your teeth (bruxism)
- Tooth or bite misalignment
Your North York dentist takes the time to pinpoint the cause of your TMD so we can recommend the most effective treatment plan for you.
How Do We Treat TMD?
Depending on the cause of your disorder, there are several treatment options your dentist may recommend.
For example, if clenching and grinding your teeth at night is the primary cause of your TMD, your dentist might recommend a customized night guard that you can wear while you sleep. A night guard fits over your teeth much like an orthodontic retainer and protects them from the excessive wear and damage that bruxism can cause.
If tooth misalignment is the cause of your jaw joint pain, your dentist may recommend orthodontic treatment as a solution for your TMD. At Emery Village Dental, we offer comprehensive orthodontic options with traditional braces and Invisalign that you can complete right here in our North York dental office.
BOTOX® for Treating TMD in North York
Dr. Ellie Moore is a certified BOTOX® provider. We’re excited to offer this treatment to our patients in North York, ON since it can relax your muscles and is proven effective for patients suffering from headaches or other chronic symptoms of TMD.
BOTOX® relaxes muscles for a period of about four months, and Dr. Moore can deliver treatment directly to patients here in the comfort of our dental office.
Learn More About TMD by Contacting Emery Village Dental
If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help you or a loved one manage TMD, we invite you to contact your team at Emery Village Dental today for more information.