Treatments for TMJ

Anyone who has lived with chronic pain understands what a toll it can take on all aspects of life. TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain is no exception. The TMJ is located on each side of the head where the jaw meets the skull. It is used during eating, talking, and swallowing. TMJ pain can make even these basic functions difficult and uncomfortable. But you don’t have to live with debilitating TMJ pain – there are solutions.

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To learn more about treating your TMJ pain, call us at (780) 428-9333 to schedule a time to meet with Dr. Singh.

Non-Medicinal & Medicinal:

  • Lifestyle, Yoga, Mediation
  • Acupuncture
  • Stretching

Surgical Procedures and Other Techniques:

  • Dental Appliances

TMJ Pain Basics

Although the causes of TMJ pain can be complex and multi-faceted, a contributing factor can be dysfunction of the masseter muscles. These muscles are essential for movement of the jaw, but can become hypertrophic (enlarged), especially in patients who clench or grind their teeth. Evidence suggests that hypertrophic masseter muscles contribute to TMJ pain.

Various treatments have been suggested to eliminate or alleviate TMJ pain. These range from non-invasive self-care (such as diet adjustments or dental appliances) to irreversible surgery.

TMJ Pain Treatment using Other Treatment Options

Self administered, or gentle therapies such as stretching or massaging the muscles around your jaw. Exercise and yoga can also help with the ability to handle pain. Moist heat or cold packs on the area may also temporarily reduce the discomfort.

Mouth or bite guards, also called splints or appliances are used to treat teeth grinding, clenching, and TMJ disorders. The guard may lose its effectiveness over time, or when you stop wearing it. It is also suggested that permanent use of these items may not be recommended, therefore we advise patients to consult with their Dentist or Doctor.

Non reversible treatment methods, such as orthodontics or surgery, that permanently changes your bite should be approached with caution. Often, temporary and less invasive options are more effective.

Our Team

  • Dr. Ashwani K. Singh, M.D, C.C.F.P, F.C.F.P
    Dr. Ashwani K. Singh, M.D, C.C.F.P, F.C.F.P
    Medical Director

    Dr. Singh is one of Canada’s most recognized injectors for injectable anti-aging cosmetic procedures. He is also a National Trainer for Allergan, the makers of Botox and Juvederm.

  • Meet the Team
    Meet the Team

    The staff at CosMedics is a team of highly skilled physicians, estheticians, nurses, and guest services that deliver unparalled services delivering exceptional results.

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Monday 9-4 Tuesday 9-3 Wednesday 9-4 Thursday 9-5:30 Friday 9-12


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* Note: The results of any cosmetic procedure may vary due to a variety of factors, and should only be undertaken under the guidance of a trained medical professional.

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