TMJ (TMD) Therapy Orangeville, Ontario

At Lord Dufferin Dental Centre, we customize your dental treatment according to your needs. One common uncomfortable condition patients deal with is Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) pain or Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD). This disorder restricts your jaw movements and can cause facial pain.

Other symptoms include:

  • Discomfort in your neck or shoulders.
  • Ear ringing.
  • Difficulty hearing.
  • Teeth grinding or clenching.
  • Feeling tired.
  • Constant headaches.
  • Popping sounds in your jaw.

If you have any of these symptoms, visit your dentist as soon as possible to have it checked out. Without a proper diagnosis, treating your condition is difficult. This is because depending on the specific cause of your TMD, our recommended treatment plan will differ. For example, if your TMD pain is the result of nighttime teeth grinding or clenching, we can create a custom-made oral appliance for you to wear to protect your chewing surfaces. The appliance also helps to keep your jaw in a relaxed position to reduce the chances of these negative behaviors. However, if the TMD pain is caused from bite imbalances, we may recommend orthodontics to correct your bite problems.

Once we have determined the root cause of your TMD, we will create a personalized treatment plan that is appropriate for your case. We may also recommend specialists from other fields, such as massage therapists or physiotherapists, to help you with your specific needs.

At Lord Dufferin Dental Centre, we will work with you to ensure your needs are addressed. That's our promise.

Contact our practice in Orangeville to set up an appointment.