TMJ Teeth Grinding

    For Patients

    Understanding Teeth Grinding and its TMJ Connection

    At TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of the Greater Toronto Area, we understand the discomfort and disruption that teeth grinding can cause in your daily life, and we are here to provide comprehensive solutions to alleviate your symptoms and restore your oral health.

    What is Teeth Grinding?

    Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is a condition characterized by the involuntary clenching, grinding, or gnashing of teeth. While occasional teeth grinding may not cause significant harm, chronic bruxism can lead to various oral health issues and may indicate an underlying problem with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

    The TMJ is the joint that connects your jawbone to your skull, facilitating movements like chewing and speaking. When there is dysfunction or imbalance in the TMJ, it can manifest as teeth grinding along with a range of other symptoms.

    Signs & Symptoms of Teeth Grinding:

    • Persistent jaw pain or soreness
    • Headaches, particularly in the temples or behind the eyes
    • Earaches or ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
    • Facial pain or discomfort
    • Difficulty opening or closing the mouth fully
    • Worn, flattened, or chipped teeth
    • Tension in the neck and shoulders
    • Disrupted sleep patterns, including insomnia or frequent awakening

    If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is crucial to seek professional evaluation and treatment to address the underlying causes of your teeth grinding and alleviate discomfort.

    How We Can Help

    We offer personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs, aiming to provide long-term relief and improve your overall quality of life.

    We begin by conducting a thorough assessment of your symptoms, medical history, and oral health to accurately diagnose the underlying causes of your teeth grinding.  Based on our evaluation, we develop personalized treatment plans that may incorporate various modalities such as oral appliances, physical therapy, stress management techniques, and lifestyle modifications to address TMJ dysfunction and alleviate bruxism symptoms. Our team is committed to supporting you throughout your treatment journey.

    Don’t let teeth grinding disrupt your life any longer. Take the first step towards relief by scheduling a consultation with the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of the Greater Toronto Area. 

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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.