We can help if you are experiencing the discomfort of temporomandibular joint disorder in Barrie.
If you have a temporomandibular joint disorder, most commonly referred to as TMJ, you can be experiencing some uncomfortable symptoms. Here at Northern Horizon Dental, we have experience treating this disorder to get you relief from discomfort. If you are not sure you have this condition, give us a call to schedule a consultation.
Temporomandibular joint disorder is when the hinge that connects your lower and upper jaw isn’t working as it should. You could feel like your jaw won’t move as it should and could notice clicking or popping sounds when you open your mouth or even experience pain when you chew or open your mouth widely, such as when yawning. You could also notice that your jaw muscles are tender or that your upper and lower teeth do not fit together the same as they did before.
It isn’t known what exactly causes temporomandibular joint disorder but our professionals at Northern Horizon Dental can determine an approach that can help reduce your symptoms and discomfort. One possibility is to use a bite plate appliance that is custom-made to fit your mouth. This device will reduce the effects of clenching and grind your teeth which you may be prone to do, particularly while sleeping.
You can always count on us to help you maintain and improve your dental health throughout your life in Barrie, Ontario, including treatment for the temporomandibular joint disorder, which can be making your life less enjoyable. If you suspect you have this disorder, schedule an appointment today to get the relief you deserve.