TMJ Treatment

TMJ Treatment

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders can disrupt your daily life, causing discomfort and affecting your oral health. At Kiss Dental, we offer comprehensive TMJ treatment to alleviate pain, improve jaw function, and enhance your overall well-being. 
Understanding TMJ

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) acts as a hinge connecting your jawbone to your skull. TMJ disorders encompass a range of conditions that affect this joint and the surrounding muscles. If you're experiencing jaw pain, difficulty chewing, or other symptoms, you may be dealing with a TMJ disorder. 

TMJ can be classified into three categories: 

  1. Disorders of your jaw joints. 
  2. Disorders of your chewing muscles. 
  3. Headaches that result from TMD. 


Symptoms of TMJ  
  • Pain or tenderness in the jaw: This can extend to the neck and shoulders. 
  • Difficulty or discomfort while chewing. 
  • Locking or clicking of the jaw joint. 
  • Swelling on the side of the face. 
  • Frequent headaches or earaches. 


Common causes of TMJ disorders include
  • Teeth grinding or clenching (bruxism). 
  • Arthritis affecting the TMJ. 
  • Injury to the jaw, head, or neck. 
  • Stress leading to jaw muscle tension. 


Complications of Untreated TMJ Disorders 
Untreated TMJ disorders can lead to chronic pain, limited jaw mobility, and difficulties in daily activities like chewing and speaking. Prolonged issues may contribute to tooth deterioration and impact sleep quality. Seeking timely treatment is crucial to prevent complications and enhance overall well-being. 
Diagnosis of TMJ 

Accurate diagnosis is essential for effective TMJ treatment. Our process may include: 

  • Clinical Examination: Evaluating jaw movement, checking for pain or tenderness. 
  • Imaging: X-rays or MRI scans to visualize the TMJ and surrounding structures. 
Treatment and Management 

Our TMJ treatment approach is tailored to address your specific needs and may include: 

  • Pain Relief: Medications to alleviate pain and inflammation. 
  • Oral Appliances: Custom-fitted splints or mouthguards to reduce teeth grinding. 
  • Physical Therapy: Exercises to strengthen jaw muscles and improve mobility. 
  • Stress Management: Techniques to cope with stress and tension. 
  • Orthodontic Treatment: Addressing underlying bite issues contributing to TMJ. 

Benefits of 
TMJ Treatment

Pain Relief
By addressing the underlying causes, patients often experience significant relief from jaw pain, headaches, and facial discomfort.
Improved Jaw Function
MJ treatment helps restore proper jaw function, allowing for more comfortable movements. This can enhance activities such as chewing, speaking, and facial expressions.
Prevent Complications
Timely TMJ treatment can prevent potential complications such as chronic pain, difficulty in opening and closing the mouth, and damage to the teeth.


At Kiss Dental, we prioritize your comfort and well-being. Our TMJ treatment aims to restore optimal jaw function and enhance your overall quality of life.

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