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Carmi Dental offers a wide range of dental services in Penticton, BC

TMJ /TMD Therapy

The temporomandibular joint, commonly known by its short-form "TMJ", acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. You have one joint on each side of your jaw.

Temporomandibular disorder, commonly referred to as "TMD", can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement. Many people suffer from TMJ or TMD pain. Symptoms include:

  • Pain on opening the jaw
  • Inability to open wide or move from side to side comfortably
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Ear pain, hearing loss
  • Ringing in the ears
  • lenching, night grinding
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Noise, grating or popping in joint
  • Chronic Temporal or occipital headache

Treatment of these problems can be complicated. The exact cause of a person's TMJ disorder is often difficult to determine. The pain may be due to a combination of factors, such as genetics, arthritis or jaw injury. Successful treatment may involve other professionals such as Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, Cranio-mandibular specialists and Physicians.

Meaningful treatment begins with proper diagnosis. Carmi Dental will do a thorough evaluation of your symptoms to determine the best way we can help and the appropriate therapy.