Prince George TMJ


Do you ever wake up feeling a sharp pain in your jaw? Does your jaw make a clicking sound when you chew? If you answered yes to either, or both of these questions you may be suffering from “TMJ Syndrome.” TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint and refers to the joint that connects your jaw to the rest of your skull.

There are a variety of causes from TMJ Syndrome, from stress to excessive gum chewing. For a proper diagnosis, your dentist looks for the following symptoms:

  • Pain in the neck, at the base of the ears and in the lower back of your head
  • Wear of the teeth (especially if no other symptoms of misalignment are present)
  • Difficulty opening the jaw completely
  • Popping or grinding sounds when opening the mouth widely

For general treatment, you will be fitted with a special guard that will keep your jaw from clenching while you sleep while protecting your teeth from damage.

If you think you suffer from TMJ Syndrome, please call us today to book a consultation

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