Located on either side of the head just below the ears, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your jawbone to your skull. An incredibly complex joint, it works together with other joints and muscles to help you chew, speak and yawn.
Arthritis and other joint conditions can effect the TMJ, causing Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. This can lead to head and jaw pain, and problems opening and closing the mouth.
Possible Signs of TMJ Disorder:
- Pain and tenderness around ear
- Jaw pain
- Problems opening and closing mouth
- Clicking, popping, crunching or grinding when you chew
Headaches or ear pain
Treating TMJ Issues in Winnipeg
Depending on the severity of the issue, we may recommend stretching or relaxation techniques, bite adjustments using a series of retainers, a night guard to minimize tooth grinding, or even corrective surgery for more advanced cases where prior treatments proved ineffective.