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TMJ Therapy

Trusted TMD/TMJ Therapy in Brantford

You need the muscles and joints in your jaw. Without them, you wouldn't be able to chew, swallow, talk, or yawn. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the flexible joint in your jaw that acts as a hinge whenever you open your mouth. Although temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is painful and uncomfortable, the team at Portway Dentistry offer TMD/TMJ therapy here in Brantford to ease the pain and restore the function of your jaw joint.

Symptoms of TMD

The common symptoms of TMD range from mildly sensitive to severely painful. Make an appointment with one of our dentists if you experience any combination of the following symptoms:

  • Headaches, toothaches, earaches, and neck aches
  • Clicking, popping, or grinding sounds when opening mouth
  • Limited ability to open mouth
  • Tenderness in face, jaw, and neck
  • Swelling around jaw
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Ringing in ears
  • Hearing problems
  • Tired facial muscles
  • Dizziness

Causes of TMD

Although the cause of TMD remains unclear, there are a number of conditions that may factor into these disorders including:

Teeth clenching/grinding

Injury to jaw or muscles in head/neck

Rheumatoid arthritis/osteoarthritis in jaw

Jaw dislocation


Jaw muscle and joint problems are complex to diagnose and may require multiple visits to a dental office. Whether or not you have TMD, it's important to seek medical attention in order to reverse damage and restore function.

If you experience any of the symptoms of TMD, don't delay proper treatment. Often, waiting to be treated will further damage your jaw. Schedule an appointment with one of our dentists today. We will provide you with information and administer necessary treatment and therapy.

Experiencing Jaw Pain?

The experts at Portway Dentistry can help with your TMJ issues.

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