TMJ Treatment at CVOS Oral Surgery

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TMJ Disorders Information

If you notice a clicking sound or feel pain when you chew, you may have a TMJ disorder. Your TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is the joint where your skull and your jaw meet. When the joint and the chewing muscles do not work together correctly, and you notice symptoms, it is essential to seek treatment as this could develop into a more serious condition.

Unfortunately, no single treatment can resolve TMJ disorders completely. However, our skilled surgeons at CVOS Oral Surgery will work to reduce your symptoms and relieve your pain so that your life may return to normal.

Contact us at CVOS Oral Surgery when you need TMJ disorder treatments.

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TMJ Disorders Causes

TMJ disorders can develop for many reasons; some of the most common include:

  • Excessive clenching and grinding of your teeth due to stress
  • Injury or disease to the joint
  • Arthritis in the joint

If you have TMJ disorder, you may experience:

  • A misaligned bite
  • Pain
  • A clicking or grating noise when you open your mouth
  • Trouble opening your mouth wide

Your comfort is essential, so it’s important to take these reasons for TMJ disorders seriously.

TMJ Disorder Signs

There can be numerous signs that you have a TMJ disorder. Our experienced oral health professionals can make a diagnosis at CVOS Oral Surgery, but there are some common indicators to look out for: 

  • Frequent grinding or clenching of your teeth
  • Waking up with sore, stiff muscles around your jaws
  • Frequent head or neck aches
  • Increasing pain when you clench your teeth
  • Clicking, popping, grating, catching, or locking of your jaws when you open your mouth
  • Difficulty or pain when opening your mouth to eat or yawn
  • Past injury to your neck, head, or jaws
  • Previously diagnosed problems (such as arthritis) with other joints
  • Teeth that no longer touch when you bite
  • Teeth that meet differently from time to time when you bite
  • Difficulty using your front teeth to bite or tear food
  • Teeth that are sensitive, loose, broken, or worn.

The TMJ Treatment Process

The first step in the TMJ treatment process begins with an evaluation of your symptoms, history, and examination of the affected area by our team of oral surgeons. Your oral surgeon will develop a treatment plan to combat your diagnosis following this assessment. .

Our surgeons will prepare a treatment plan; however, successful treatment will require time and consistent habits. 

Some useful things you can do while going through your treatment process include:

  • Resting your jaw
  • Keeping your teeth apart when you are not swallowing or eating
  • Eating soft foods
  • Applying ice and heat
  • Exercising your jaw
  • Practicing good posture

Stress management practices and the use of a splint like a nightguard may also be recommended as part of your treatment.

Is Surgery The Only Option?

A common question that we receive from TMJ patients is, “will I need surgery?”

At CVOS Oral Surgery, our doctors typically will not consider TMJ surgery unless:

  • Your jaw cannot open
  • Your jaw is dislocated and non-reducible
  • Your jaw has severe degeneration
  • You have undergone unsuccessful appliance treatment in the past

The doctors at CVOS Oral Surgery are dedicated to your health and will ensure you know every step of your TMJ treatment. 

Get started with your TMJ treatment today by contacting CVOS.

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Our Locations

Burlington North

CVOS Oral Surgery is located on the corner of Walkers Line and Dundas Street East in North Burlington at the Headon Forest Shopping Centre.

  • #200-3600 Dundas Street East
  • Burlington, ON

Burlington South

CVOS is located just off Hwy 403 (Queen Elizabeth Parkway), on Harvester Road with ample parking available.

  • #403-3155 Harvester Road
  • Burlington, ON


Our office is location on Commercial Street, right across from Brian Best Park, with ample parking available.

  • #203-311 Commercial Street
  • Milton, ON


Conveniently located near Highway 403 off of the Erin Mills Parkway, our office is in the same complex as the Credit Valley Hospital.

  • #302-2300 Eglinton Ave. West
  • Mississauga, ON


Conveniently located off Highway 403 (Queen Elizabeth Way) and Trafalgar Road, our building has plenty of convenient parking for you.

  • #311-1235 Trafalgar Road
  • Oakville, ON
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