TMJ Toronto Symptoms | TMJ Toronto

By: Tmj Toronto  09-12-2011
Keywords: Muscles, Misaligned Jaw

TMJ Toronto Symptoms – Jaw Pain

Many people are not aware that they swallow 300 times each day and most times when they do this their upper and lower teeth come together with their jaw and skull against each other. The same action takes place when you chew your food or clench your teeth. Some people unknowingly clench their teeth for hours every night when they sleep.

Now, the muscles and ligaments that hold your jaw and head in place are very complex, particularly in the TMJ area. So if you have TMJ Disorder/Syndrome because of any one of a number of reasons such as a misaligned jaw or misaligned bite, the lower jaw may assume a position further back than normal as the protective disc of your jaw gets dislocated.

When this happens to TMJ Toronto pain sufferers, the muscles and ligaments in the jaw area have to work harder to maintain stability. As these tissues become overworked they become strained. And, they are often under constant strain, especially if someone clenches their teeth during sleep.

Long term strain on these tissues results in pain due to the resulting inflammation.

To make matters worse, as pain is felt over a period of time you are likely to feel even more tense and uptight. This in turn causes even more strain on the muscles, nerves and ligaments in the jaw area. Even more pain is therefore felt.

TMJ TorontoTreatment

The solution is to get TMJ Toronto Treatment from a Toronto TMJ dentist to correct the structural and neuromuscular cause of the pain and the TMJ Disorder.

Your Next Steps:

2. Call Dr. Goodfellow’s office at 1-877-564-9763 to book an initial assessment or to ask any questions. He is a TMJ Toronto area dentist who has been successfully treating patients for this condition since 1999.

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When someone has had some sort of physical trauma in or around the jaw or head, or they have a misaligned jaw and bite, or they clench their teeth a lot, then muscles, nerves and ligaments in the TMJ area become strained or even torn. As the problem gets worse pain can also be felt in other areas of the head, face, neck and body in addition to just the jaw area itself.


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