TMD/Head & Facial Pain

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Temporomandibular Joint, or TMJ as it is commonly known, is the joint where the lower jawbone meets the skull. The combination of articular discs, ligaments, and muscles around the TMJ enable the smooth movement of the lower jawbone. When there is a problem with this joint, a number of functional issues can arise, not only in the oral cavity, but also throughout the neck, head, and entire body.

TMJ disorder is a term commonly used to refer to the wide-range of problems that may occur. At our TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre we have a team dedicated to diagnosing and treating TMJ disorder and relieving pain. If you have pain or numbness in your lower jaw, find it difficult to open your mouth, experience frequent headaches, jaw joint noise, ear pain, sinus and ear congestion, facial pain, neck/back/shoulder pain, or any combination of these symptoms, come in for an evaluation with Dr. Krish.

What is TMJ Disorder?

Temporomandibular Joint dysfunction or disorder is an umbrella term used to refer to a number of problems that can cause the unit of articular disc, ligament, and muscles in the joint to not function properly. The cause for the disorder may be anything from poor physical structure, to accident and injury, to misdiagnosis or poor orthodontic work. There are many varied side effects of TMJ disorder, including, but not limited to:

  • Pain in lower jawbone
  • Inability to open the mouth widely
  • Fatigue of jaw muscles
  • Problems with chewing
  • Swelling at the jaw joints

The above problems can make life miserable in extreme cases but even when symptoms are mild, if left untreated, they will get worse. It is important to get TMJ disorder treated as early as possible to ensure the easiest possible treatment with the best results.

Testimonials

Dr. Krish was extremely helpful in overcoming my sleep apnea. The oral device she created for me has almost eliminated my snoring entirely and allows me to sleep restfully each night. My chronic afternoon drowsiness is gone, and I have energy all day. Dr. Krish’s assistants Elvira and Shelby are friendly, competent and professional. I highly recommend Dr. Krish and her team. by Aaron G.
I have had such a wonderful experience starting day one. Dr. Krish and the staff are very friendly and try to accommodate your every need. Dr. Krish and the staff were able to walk me through every part of my treatment plan so that I understood everything clearly. I've enjoyed being treated by Dr. krish and can say I will miss her and the staff once my treatment plan is complete! by Gabby I.
I used to wake up constantly with headaches and occasionally had migraines. Dr. Krish recommended a night appliance for me to wear at night to prevent me from grinding my teeth. My jaw has not hurt since the treatment started and I have not had one headache or migraine. I greatly appreciate all that Dr. Krish has done for me to relieve me of pain. by Khelia G.

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