TMJ Jaw Clenching

    For Patients

    Understanding TMJ-Related Jaw Clenching

    At TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of the Greater Toronto Area,  we aim to provide you with comprehensive information about TMJ-related Jaw Clenching, its symptoms, and how our center can assist you in finding relief and restoring optimal jaw function.

    What is Jaw Clenching?

    Jaw Clenching, medically referred to as bruxism, is a common condition characterized by the involuntary or habitual grinding or clenching of teeth. While occasional teeth grinding may not cause harm, chronic or severe bruxism can lead to various dental and health issues, especially when associated with Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders.

    Symptoms of Jaw Clenching:

    Identifying the symptoms of jaw clenching is crucial for timely intervention and treatment. Common signs and symptoms include:

    • Teeth Grinding: Audible grinding or clenching of teeth, especially during sleep.
    • Jaw Pain: Persistent discomfort or pain in the jaw joint (TMJ) or surrounding muscles.
    • Headaches: Regular headaches, particularly in the temples or behind the eyes.
    • Facial Pain: Pain or stiffness in the face, particularly upon waking.
    • Tooth Sensitivity: Increased sensitivity or pain in teeth due to enamel wear.
    • Ear Pain: Earaches or discomfort, often mistaken for ear infections.
    • Damaged Teeth: Fractured, chipped, or flattened teeth due to excessive grinding.
    • TMJ Disorders: Exacerbation or development of TMJ disorders, such as temporomandibular joint dysfunction.

    How We Can Relieve TMJ Jaw Clenching

    Our approach focuses on addressing the root cause of the problem to alleviate symptoms and improve overall jaw function and quality of life. Our experienced team conducts a thorough assessment to understand your unique condition, including a detailed examination of your jaw joint, muscles, and bite alignment.

    • Customized Treatment Plans: Based on the evaluation results, we develop personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs and goals. These may include a combination of therapies such as oral appliances, physical therapy, stress management techniques, and lifestyle modifications.

    • Advanced Technologies: We utilize state-of-the-art technologies and innovative techniques to provide cutting-edge care for jaw clenching and TMJ disorders, ensuring optimal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

    • Collaborative Approach: We believe in a collaborative approach to healthcare and work closely with other healthcare professionals, including dentists, orthodontists, and sleep specialists, to ensure comprehensive and integrated care for our patients.

    If you’re experiencing symptoms of jaw clenching or TMJ disorders, don’t wait to seek help. Contact the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of the Greater Toronto Area today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward relief and recovery.

    TMJ Jaw Clenching

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    Julia Daley

    5.0 ★★★★★

    Dr. Goodfellow helped me immensely with all of my TMJ and sleep problems. He always explained every part of my treatment in detail so we were always at the same level of understanding. His staff was extremely kind and always accommodating of my needs. One of the best clinics and most pleasant experiences I have had when getting a medical treatment!


    5.0 ★★★★★

    If you have TMJ issues and headaches, go to Dr Goodfellow! I have suffered from migraines, jaw locking and clicking, aches, etc; after my treatment with Dr Goodfellow and his team, my jaw doesn’t lock and click anymore and I can open my mouth wide again with no pain! My headaches have decreased too. very happy, thank you 🙂

    Angela Di Benedetto

    5.0 ★★★★★

    I’ve suffered so long with headaches, jaw pain, tinnitus and severe fatigue and was so great full to have meet Dr. Goodfellow and his amazing staff, they are beyond knowledgeable and I finally no longer suffer with pain.