TMJ therapy

Your Temporomandibular Joint is a joint that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull. This joint enables you to move your jaw up and down or side to side. When you talk, yawn or chew, it is the temporomandibular joint that lets you do all these movements.

Injury to the joint or to your jaw can cause Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ or TMD). Anything that puts high pressure on your jaw can also cause the disorder; stress that causes you to clench your teeth or tighten your jaw muscles is another factor.

TMJ can cause pain or tenderness in the jaw joint area or in your face and neck. It can also cause pain around your ears when you eat or talk. You may also hear a clicking sound in the jaw joint while chewing. Other symptoms may include toothaches, neck aches or headaches.

At Etobicoke Dental, we can help by correcting bite problems. This may include crowns and bridges, bonding or other procedures. Dr. Mawji will examine your mouth to determine the best therapy for your specific case.