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.
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.