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TMJ Pain Barrhaven

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ), also known as TMJ syndrome, is a common condition affecting the jaw muscles and nerves in Barrhaven. It results from injury or dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint, causing symptoms such as jaw pain, clicking, and popping sensations. If you’re experiencing TMJ-related discomfort, our Barrhaven clinic offers specialized treatment to alleviate symptoms and improve jaw function.


  1. Self-Care Practices: This may include lifestyle modifications such as eating soft foods, avoiding extreme jaw movements (e.g., wide yawning), applying ice packs to the jaw, and practicing relaxation techniques to reduce jaw clenching or grinding.

  2. Pain Management: Over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen can help alleviate TMJ pain. In some cases, prescription medications or muscle relaxants may be prescribed by a healthcare provider.

  3. Physical Therapy: Therapeutic exercises and stretches prescribed by a physical therapist can help improve jaw mobility, strengthen muscles, and reduce tension in the jaw area.

  4. Night Guards or Splints: Custom-fitted oral appliances worn at night can help prevent teeth grinding and clenching, which can exacerbate TMJ pain.

  5. Stress Management: Techniques such as relaxation exercises, biofeedback, or counseling may be helpful in managing stress-related jaw clenching or grinding.

  6. Dental Treatments: Dental interventions such as bite adjustments, orthodontic treatments, or dental restorations may be recommended to correct bite misalignment or dental issues contributing to TMJ pain.

  7. Trigger Point Injections: In some cases, injections of local anesthetics or corticosteroids into trigger points in the jaw muscles may provide temporary relief from TMJ pain.

  8. Surgical Intervention: Surgery is typically considered a last resort for severe cases of TMJ pain that do not respond to conservative treatments. Surgical options may include arthrocentesis, arthroscopy, or open joint surgery to repair or replace damaged joint structures.


  1. Pain Relief: TMJ therapy aims to alleviate pain associated with TMJ disorder, including jaw pain, facial pain, headaches, and earaches.

  2. Improved Jaw Function: By addressing underlying issues contributing to TMJ disorder, therapy can help improve jaw mobility, range of motion, and overall function.

  3. Reduced Jaw Tension: Therapy techniques such as manual therapy, exercises, and relaxation techniques can help reduce muscle tension and stiffness in the jaw area.

  4. Prevention of Further Damage: TMJ therapy can help prevent further damage to the temporomandibular joint and surrounding structures by addressing contributing factors such as teeth grinding or jaw clenching.

  5. Enhanced Quality of Life: By reducing pain and improving jaw function, TMJ therapy can enhance overall quality of life and restore the ability to eat, speak, and engage in daily activities comfortably.

  6. Customized Treatment: TMJ therapy is tailored to the individual needs and symptoms of each patient, ensuring a personalized approach to treatment and maximizing effectiveness.

  7. Non-Invasive Approach: Many TMJ therapy techniques are non-invasive and do not require surgery or medication, offering a conservative treatment option with minimal risk of side effects.

  8. Long-Term Relief: With consistent treatment and adherence to therapeutic exercises and self-care practices, TMJ therapy can provide long-term relief from symptoms and help prevent recurrence of TMJ disorder.