Highland Dental Centre, New Glasgow, NS

TMJ Therapy

Temporomandibular joint pain or Temporomandibular Dysfunction are terms used to describe pain and dysfunction of the muscles of mastication; that is, the muscles that move the jaw.


Many people suffer from Tempromandibular Joint pain or Tempromandibular Dysfunction. Symptoms include:

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

Treatment of these problems can be complicated. The cause can often be multi-factorial.

Successful treatment of Tempromandibular Dysfunction may involve a variety of professionals other than your dentist, such as Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, Cranio-mandibular specialists, and Physicians.

At Highland Dental Centre, we know that meaningful treatment begins with proper diagnosis. We will do a thorough evaluation of your problem to determine the best way to help, and the most appropriate therapy. 


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(902) 752-0224