Markham TMJ Disorder


If you experience jaw pain, clicking, or popping when you wake up in the morning, you may suffer from TMJ (temporomandibular joint) syndrome. This is when a joint that connects your jaw to the rest of your skull becomes inflamed, causing a lot of pain and discomfort.

There are a variety of causes of TMJ syndrome, from stress to excessive gum chewing. For a proper diagnosis, your dentist looks for the following symptoms:

  • Pain in the neck, at the base of the ears and in the lower back of your head
  • Wear marks on your teeth (especially if no other symptoms of misalignment are present)
  • Difficulty opening the jaw completely
  • Popping or grinding sounds when opening the mouth widely

General treatment includes a special mouth guard that will prevent your teeth from being damaged while simultaneously keeping your jaw from clenching while you sleep, ultimately putting an end to your jaw pain.

If you need more information about TMJ in Markham, contact us today.