At Centre dentaire Fancelli, our dentists can diagnose and treat jaw pain and headaches caused by TMJ disorder.
What is TMJ disorder?
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) allows us to open and close our mouths, as well as speak, chew and swallow. A problem in this joint can cause pops and crackles, headaches and migraines, facial and neck pain, a blocked jaw, and pain or ringing in the ears.
Why treat TMJ disorders?
If TMJ disorders are not treated in time, the body begins a process of compensation by involving muscles in other areas such as the neck, throat, shoulders and back, resulting in bodily pain.
TMJ Disorder—Unknown Source of Pain
TMJ is part of a set of structures comprising a large number of muscles, ligaments and bones that must work in harmony. Because of the complexity of this system, a problem in one specific area can cause symptoms elsewhere in the body.
Several factors can cause TMJ disorders such as trauma to the face or jaw, whiplash, poor posture or a problem with occlusion, tooth alignment or missing teeth.
Types of Treatment
If you, a loved one, or an acquaintance suffer from headaches, migraines, jaw pain, cracking jaw, limited mouth opening, stiff neck and shoulders, pain, or sound in the ears, the team at Centre dentaire Fancelli can help relieve these signs and symptoms and restore optimal function.
Treatments requiring dental orthotics, laser therapy, exercises and other multidisciplinary therapy can be used.