TMJ treatment in Hamilton

If you suffer from jaw pain in Hamilton, Dr. Agnieszka Jarecka may be able to help

"TMJ syndrome" is what we commonly call Temporomandibular joint disorder. It means your TMJ joint – the joint which connects your jaw and your skull – is inflamed, and it often causes severe jaw pain in Hamilton residents.

If you’re waking up with regular headaches and jaw pain in Hamilton, it may be caused by TMJ syndrome. Don’t put up with the pain and discomfort any longer – Dr. Agnieszka Jarecka may be able to help. Smile Dental Practice practice offers comprehensive TMJ treatment in Hamilton, Ontario.

Common symptoms of TMJ syndrome:

  • Pain or difficulty while biting/chewing
  • Clicking or popping sound when opening or closing your mouth
  • Dull, aching pain in your face, ears or jaw
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Neck or shoulder pain

People feel TMJ pain in varying degrees, and there are many potential causes.

  • Clenching or grinding your teeth
  • Malalignment of your teeth
  • Jaw thrusting
  • Excessive gum chewing
  • Excessive nail-biting
  • A joint disease, such as osteoarthritis
  • Lack of overbite

There are different ways to end the pain and discomfort, but the first step is seeking out professional TMJ treatment in Hamilton and getting an accurate diagnosis.

If your teeth are misaligned, dental work may be required to restore proper occlusion. At Smile Dental Practice, Dr. Agnieszka Jarecka can have you fitted with a special guard that will prevent your teeth from being damaged, and keep your jaw from clenching while you sleep.

Call Dr. Agnieszka Jarecka today to learn more about your options for TMJ treatment in Hamilton.

FAQs — Click question to reveal answer

Q: How do I know if I have an inflamed temporomandibular joint?
A: Common symptoms of an inflamed temporomandibular joint include pain or difficulty while biting and chewing, a clicking or popping sound when opening or closing your mouth, aching pain in your face, ears or jaw, headaches, migraines, and or neck or shoulder pain. If you are regularly experiencing any of these symptoms, talk to us today.
Q: I think I have TMJ syndrome. What did I do to cause this?
A: There are a variety of reasons for developing an inflamed temporomandibular joint, and many of the reasons can't be controlled. Focus instead on working with us to find a solution to end the pain.