Do you suffer from pain while opening your mouth or moving it side to side? Is there a popping sound while trying to open your mouth? If this sounds like you, you could be suffering from Temporomandibular joint pain or Temporomandibular Dysfunction. Other symptoms to look for are:
- Neck and/or shoulder pain
- Ear symptoms, including hearing loss, ringing, or pain
- Clenching/grinding your teeth during sleep
- A chronic feeling of tiredness
- Ongoing headaches at your temples or above your eyes
The symptoms described above may be symptoms of TMJ, but they may also be due to another condition. That’s why it’s so important to get a proper diagnosis, so you can treat the problem accordingly. Carriage Place Dental Centre will be happy to perform a comprehensive examination and recommend a treatment plan based on your specific symptoms and concerns. Should we determine the need to get other treatment partners involved—like chiropractors, cranio/mandibular specialists, physiotherapists or massage therapists—we can recommend potential treatment partners and can work together to relieve your symptoms.
Dr. Pyke worked in a practice limited to the treatment of temporomandibular disorders for three years, so she has extensive experience in appliance therapy to manage this condition. Don’t wait—give us a call today and get some relief!
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