The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull and this joint can be damaged due to injury to the teeth or jaw, misalignment of the teeth or jaw, teeth grinding, poor posture, stress, arthritis, and gum chewing. An injured TMJ can cause pain in the jaw joint, clicking of the jaw, ear pain, popping sounds in ears, headaches, stiff or sore jaw muscles, pain in the temple area or locking of the jaw.
If you have these symptoms, please visit our family dental care clinic for a consultation. We will perform a complete examination and recommend a treatment plan which may include dental as well as home care treatments. In addition, we may recommend other supplemental treatments by other health care professionals such as physiotherapists, cranio/mandibular specialists or massage therapists.