TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint. It is a joint formed by your skull and jaw bone and involves the muscles needed for chewing. It is also responsible for opening and closing your mouth, allowing the jaw to move smoothly up and down and side to side, and enables you to talk, chew, and yawn. What are the reasons to cause TMJ pain? There is a disc of cartilage to keep your jaw movement smooth. When muscles are irritated, the disc is displaced, or if you have arthritis or another joint disease, the smoothness may be disrupted.
At Dr. D H Bronstein Family Dental, our doctor prides himself in providing reliable care for TMJ treatment in Winnipeg. We are known for delivering the most current and advanced treatment available. Every patient will be treated with utmost care and attention by our staff. Don’t be scared. Your life-changing journey will begin right here, right now.
Since 40 years we have been striving to redefine the TMJ treatment for Winnipeg customers. We focus mainly on innovation and have always believed in building lifelong relationships with our patients and their families.
Treatments for TMJ disorder are generally conservative and include ice, splinting with a bite guard, muscle relaxants, ultrasound and massage. In severe cases, where movement of the jaw is limited, surgery to repair or replace the joint may be recommended. Our comprehensive examination allows us to make a diagnosis of TMJ. We then decompress the TMJ with various designs of oral appliances to address the TMJ orthopedic pathology and remove peripheral inflammatory inputs from the body to the central nervous system (the brain). The goal of the treatment is to try to reduce central nervous system sensitization.
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