TMD/TMJ Devices

TMD/TMJ Devices in Hamilton

Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) affect the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) that allows the jaw to open and close smoothly. We can treat these disorders with specialized devices that reduce pressure on the TMJ.

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Symptoms of TMD

You may have TMD if you experience:

  • Pain in the mouth and jaw
  • Earaches
  • Headaches
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Dizziness
  • Clicking and popping of the jaw
  • Difficulty opening and closing the jaw

Nighttime grinding of teeth (known as Bruxism) can also cause damage to the TMJ and lead to painful disorders.

Bite Guards and Night Guards for TMD

There are many ways we can treat TMD, including behavioural changes, reducing stress, and pain relief techniques. However, one of the most effective interventions we can provide is a night guard, bite guard, or occlusal splint. These devices keep the teeth separated and the jaw slightly open to reduce pressure on the TMJ and allow it to heal and maintain ideal functioning.