TMJ (TMD) Therapy – Dentist Victoria at Saanich Dental Group
The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is the joint in your mouth located between your jaw and ear, and controls many daily functions of your jaw such as speaking or chewing. Temporomandibular Disorders (TMDs) is the term used for various types of issues that can occur within the TMJ. Some patients may suffer from TMD without realising it due to the variety of symptoms and causes. As such, it is important to visit a healthcare professional such as a dentist in Victoria, BC at Saanich Dental Group to try and diagnose the your symptoms and the root causes.
TMD can cause many different symptoms, including:
- Popping or grating sounds in the jaw
- Difficulty moving your mouth
- Headaches and migraines
- Pain in the neck, ear, or shoulder
Unfortunately, the causes of TMD can be as varied as the symptoms. It can be caused by physical trauma done to the TMJ or surrounding area, such as an injury or other physical trauma. But can also be caused by issues with a more psychological root, such as bruxism (grinding your teeth) or stress. As such, it is important to speak with a professional such as your dentist in Victoria, BC about the specific issues you’re experiencing as well as potential causes of the disorder. We can perform a complete examination of the concerned area to determine a proper diagnosis.
Your Victoria, BC dentist may have to refer you to a specialist depending on the root of the problem. These specialists may include a massage therapist, chiropractor, or a cranial/mandibular specialist. However, it does depend on your individual circumstance and the required treatment. We will do our best to ensure that you receive the proper treatment for your TMD.
Saanich Dental Group provides a variety of services to help you treat many oral health issues that may arise in your life. Contact our dental clinic today for more information. We are located just off of McKenzie Ave. to offer you a convenient location for your visit.