The temporomandibular joint connects the lower jaw to the skull in front of your ear. People suffering from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMJ often find chewing to be an ordeal and may experience popping or clicking sounds as they eat. Facial pain, neck pain, and frequent headaches are just some of the other symptoms associated with this condition. Any number of factors may contribute to TMJ including arthritis, physical trauma (a broken or dislocated jaw, whiplash, etc.), frequent teeth clenching, autoimmune disease, or an infection. For treatment of recurring pain or teeth grinding in Abbotsford, get in touch with our team.
If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the symptoms described above, be advised there are a variety of options available. Dr. Soufi can assess the alignment of your bite and determine the next steps for treatment. The solution may be as simple as changing your diet or wearing an occlusal splint (a mouth guard) while you sleep.
From practical advice to neuromuscular dentistry, Medora Dental Care offers a range of services to help maintain your oral health. Call us today for an appointment.