TMJ Therapy North York - Dental North York - Dentist Near me

Do you feel pain when trying to open your mouth, or does it hurt to move your mouth from side to side? You could be suffering from the common problem of Temporomandibular Joint pain or Temporomandibular Dysfunction. Our family dentistry in North York, offers TMJ and TMD relief to patients who suffer from the dysfunction. We pride in providing pain relief and comfort to our patients. We want you to have a healthy and beautiful smile. 


What is the difference between TMJ and TMD?


TMJ stands for “temporomandibular joint, “ which is the small, delicate joint that connects your jaw to your skull. Meanwhile, TMD stands for “temporomandibular joint disorder,” which  refers to a number of different issues that can cause issues with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). TMJ is the actual joint, and TMD refers to all the conditions that may affect the functionality of the joint. 


What are the symptoms of TMJ or TMD?


Symptoms may include:

  • Pain in the neck and/or shoulder
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Hearing loss or ear pain
  • Grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw while sleeping
  • Constantly feeling fatigued
  • Hearing a popping  or grating sound, or any other noise in your jaw joints
  • Suffering from chronic headaches in your temples or above your eyes

There can often be multiple causes for TMJ symptoms, which means there’s not a “set” way of treating these conditions. That said, the first step in any successful treatment is the proper diagnosis. Dr. Claire Benmergui and our team of cheap dentists in North York can perform an evaluation of your symptoms and concerns and suggest a customized treatment therapy for your condition—and in many cases, we can work with you to identify other treatment partners—such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, cranio/mandibular specialists or even massage therapists—who will all work together to bring you relief. 


Before we do any treatments, our dentists will do a consultation and advice for a teeth cleaning in North York first to rule out any cleaning-related problems. Contact us to book an appointment.