TMJ Therapy Near You

Chronic headaches are a multi-faceted problem that can be difficult to both diagnose and treat. The link between the position of the teeth and jaw with chronic headaches was identified years ago. Many dentists are now able to treat these concerns by re-aligning the teeth and relaxing the jaw muscles.

TMJ therapy service

TMJ (temporomandibular joint) therapy is focused on bringing relief to many chronic headache sufferers. The diagnosis of TMD (temporomandibular disorder) begins with a thorough examination of your jaw and how your teeth bite together. Your dentist will assess your jaw movements, your facial muscle movements, the position of your teeth/bite and a description of your symptoms to determine how to best treat your TMD.

Photos, digital scans and digital x-rays may also be used. TMD therapy is designed to address your individual needs and may involve wearing a night guard, practicing facial exercises and engaging in healthy oral habits. To learn more about TMD therapy to relieve the pain of chronic headaches, contact us today at Essential Dentistry in Okotoks.


Common TMJ symptoms include jaw pain, clicking or popping sounds when chewing, headaches, and earaches. Sometimes, your jaw might feel stiff or like it’s stuck.

TMJ disorders can be caused by lots of things, like jaw injuries, teeth grinding, or stress. Sometimes, the exact cause isn’t clear.

TMJ therapy time varies based on the severity of your symptoms. It might take a few weeks or several months of therapy to feel better. Your dentist will create a treatment plan that’s right for you.

If you have TMJ, avoid chewing gum, biting your nails, or eating hard and chewy foods. These things can strain your jaw and make your symptoms worse.

See a doctor for TMJ if you have persistent jaw pain, clicking or popping sounds, or trouble opening or closing your mouth. They can diagnose the problem and suggest treatments to help you feel better.

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