Jaw Pain & TMJ Treatment | Teeth Grinding & Mouth Guards
Frequent headaches, tight shoulders and jaw pain can all be caused by TMJ issues or bruxism. We offer TMJ and jaw pain treatment in our North York dentists office.
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. It is the main jaw joint that can become sore or painful when overused or misaligned, which causes a disorder known as TMD, or temporomandibular disorder.
Over time, the pain can become greater, the muscle can fatigue or lock, and the teeth can be damaged by the repetitive stress of malocclusion.
Bruxism is the clinical term for teeth grinding- something many people do at night without even realizing it.
Bruxism can also cause tooth sensitivity to hot or cold, gum recession, where gums pull away from the teeth, and small chips in the teeth known as abfractions.
Repairing The Damage Caused By Teeth Grinding
Sensitivity and gum recession can be corrected with gum grafting- a procedure which can be performed int he office in under one hour. Abfractions can be filled with composite fillings to help keep the damaged teeth stronger.
Protecting Teeth With A Night Guard
A custom fit night guard is the ideal treatment to protect teeth from damage caused by bruxism. Our dentists will take a mold to fabricate a custom fit guard which you can wear while you sleep.
Correcting Teeth With Orthodontics & Invisalign
Orthodontic treatment aims to correct misaligned teeth and the way in which the upper and lower jaw come together when you bite down or chew. Misalignment can cause many issues, including jaw pain. We offer orthodontic and Invisalign treatment in our office.
Find relief at Platinum Care Dental. Our team of dentists are here to help you feel your best.
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496 Lawrence Ave W Suite 30B
North York, ON M6A 1A1