TMD Treatment Oakville


Reduce Pain from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder Today

If you’re suffering from persistent jaw pain, headaches, or difficulty in opening and closing your mouth, you might be experiencing a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. South Oak Dental is here to assist with services to relieve pain and manage symptoms.

Our dedicated team offers TMJ pain management treatments, as part of our range of comprehensive oral health services.

Understanding TMJ Disorders

Temporomandibular joint disorders, commonly referred to as TMJ or TMD, can cause a range of uncomfortable symptoms that affect the jaw, facial muscles, and surrounding areas. These TMJ symptoms include:

  • Jaw pain such as aches or sharp pain in the jaw area, including joint and muscle pain, which is often aggravated by chewing or speaking
  • Frequent tension headaches migraines, and neck pain
  • Clicking or popping sounds when opening and closing the mouth
  • Limited jaw movement and difficulty in fully opening or closing the mouth
  • Ear aches, pain in the ears, or ringing sounds
  • Facial pain, discomfort, or soreness
  • Toothaches and dental pain without a clear diagnosis or cause
  • Teeth grinding or clenching, usually during sleep
  • A temporary inability to open or close the mouth completely

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, let us know. At South Oak Dental, we can assess your concerns and diagnose a TMJ disorder. We will also offer a personalized treatment plan to alleviate your pain and discomfort.

Risk Factors for Temporomandibular Disorders

A variety of conditions and concerns can lead to TMJ, including jaw injuries, teeth grinding, jaw clenching or excessive gum chewing, stress, misaligned teeth or bite (malocclusion), arthritis, and medical conditions such as arthritis. These factors can lead to inflammation, muscle tension, and joint damage, causing pain in the jaw joint, muscles, and surrounding areas.

The development of TMJ involves a complex interplay between medical and dental factors. Stress, a medical factor, can induce teeth grinding, a dental issue that exacerbates TMJ. Dental factors contributing to TMJ include teeth misalignment or malocclusion, where the upper and lower jaws don’t align correctly during biting, causing uneven stress on the temporomandibular joint, resulting in pain and discomfort. Additionally, teeth grinding and clenching exert constant strain on the joint’s muscles. Malocclusion can trigger teeth grinding, while teeth wear can worsen or cause malocclusion, creating a harmful cycle that intensifies stress on the jaw joints.

Our Approach to TMJ Pain Relief

At South Oak Dental, we have experience diagnosing and treating TMJ disorders, with a range of services that help our patients with TMJ. We take a personalized approach when creating a treatment plan, tailoring it for your unique circumstances.

Comprehensive Services

South Oak Dental offers a wide range of services to offer you options to relieve TMJ pain, as well as providing other dental or oral health services that you or your family may need.

A Patient-Centric Approach

We’re proud to offer a warm, welcoming environment, and promise to take the time to answer all your questions and concerns. At South Oak Dental, we’ll conduct a thorough assessment before developing a comprehensive treatment plan, tailored to your unique needs.

Thorough Evaluation

Accurate diagnosis is critical to ensure proper treatment. A detailed examination of your oral and facial structures, including joints, jaw muscles, and your bite will be completed and may involve X-rays, digital imaging, and other diagnostic tools.

Personalized Treatment Plans

Once we’ve identified any underlying dental causes or contributing factors of your TMJ disorder, we’ll work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. A combination of therapies and strategies may be recommended.

Our TMJ Services

We offer a range of dentistry services aimed at relieving the chronic pain associated with temporomandibular disorders, and addressing the underlying dental concerns that lead to TMJ.
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Oral Appliances

We fit you for custom-made splints or mouth guards that help reduce jaw clenching and teeth grinding, especially at night.

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Orthodontic Treatments

If a poor bite is a contributing factor to your TMJ, an orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign may be necessary to correct the malocclusion.

Ongoing Support and Monitoring

At South Oak Dental, we believe in providing continuing care and support throughout your TMJ journey. We will monitor your progress, adjust your treatment plan as necessary, and offer guidance on making lifestyle changes and managing your symptoms effectively at home.

Book a Consultation Today

Don’t let TMJ pain control your life.

If you’re ready to take the first step, let the South Oak Dental team know about your jaw joint pain, excessive muscle tension in the jaw and other related concerns. We will work together with you, to better help promote TMJ pain relief.

Contact South Oak Dental today to schedule your consultation. We are here to help you get the relief you need and manage your temporomandibular disorder.