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Milton dentist describes TMJ symptoms and treatment options

Milton dentist describes TMJ symptoms and treatment options

TMJ Symptoms and Treatment Options at Scott & Derry Dental Care in Milton ON Area

The jaw joint, known as the temporomandibular joint or TMJ, is the joint that hinges the jaw and attaches it to the human skull. This jaw joint is responsible for allowing the mouth to open and close for speaking and eating. However, there are times when this specific joint can become problematic. Dr. Jameela Jifri of Scott and Derry Dental Care in Milton, Ontario, educates patients on the condition known as TMJ disorder, or TMD, its symptoms, and the treatment options available.

What is TMJ disorder?

When the temporomandibular joint is dysfunctional, it often becomes a problem for the patient. It impacts the jaw joint and the surrounding muscles. Patients may notice a variety of issues that begin to develop, including:

  • Chronic pain around the jaw joint
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Locking of the jaw in the open or closed position
  • Popping, cracking, and other sounds when eating or speaking
  • Pain radiating from the ears down through the neck and shoulders
  • Bruxism (clenching and grinding)
  • Stiffening and tightening of the jaw joint

Once patients have been diagnosed with this condition, they can then work with a dentist to learn more about treatment options. Our team may recommend one of the following or might suggest a combination of treatments together for the best results. Treatment options for TMJ/TMD include:

  • Over-the-counter pain medications
  • Anti-inflammatory prescription medications
  • Changes in lifestyle including a diet of softer foods
  • Massage therapy and relaxation techniques
  • Methods of reducing stress
  • Physical therapy
  • Bite adjustment or realignment with orthodontia
  • Oral appliance therapy

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Concerned that you may be dealing with TMJ/TMD?

Learn more about the signs and symptoms of this condition and the treatment options available. Call Dr. Jameela Jifri and her associates at Scott and Derry Dental Care in Milton, Ontario. The office is located at 6521 Derry Road #7 and accepts new patients who call (855) 438-4999.

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Scott and Derry Dental Care in Milton, ON best dentist Dr. Jameela Jifri

Scott and Derry Dental Care - Dr. Jameela Jifri

If you are looking for a dentist facility where your entire family can get treated with the same professional care, Scott and Derry dental care is the one for you. We provide a comfortable environment for patients of all ages and backgrounds to get treated for dental related issues. With up to date technology and the latest equipment, we assure the best quality services from our skilled team of dentists led by Dr.Jameela Jifri. Our services range from preventive, general, hygiene, restorative dental treatments and cosmetic enhancements to dental surgeries. As we value your convenience we offer flexible appointment schedules with weekends and late-night appointment time and easy locations with free parking facilities. Dental facilities are designed with free Wi-Fi, a clean environment and a classy ambience to help patients relax and feel comfortable at all times. All treatments are catered to each patient's unique conditions and needs including their lifestyle and budget. Our staff consists of professional individuals who are passionate about helping people lead a healthier happy life and they are ready to guide you throughout the process with any help needed.

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