TMJ Clicking

TMJ Clicking

Expert TMJ Jaw Clicking Treatment

TMJ-related clicking sounds in the jaw join are common symptoms associated with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). TMD is a condition that can affect the TMJ and the surrounding structures, leading to a variety of symptoms, including jaw clicking.

Here’s what you need to know about clicking related to TMJ:

  • Causes: Clicking in the jaw joint can be caused by various factors, including misalignment of the jaw, muscle tension or spasms, disc displacement within the TMJ, or wear and tear on the joint.
  • Disc Displacement: One common cause of clicking is when the disc between the jawbone and the socket becomes displaced or dislocated. This can result in an audible clicking or popping sound when the jaw is moved.
  • Pain or Discomfort: Clicking may or may not be accompanied by pain. Some individuals with TMJ clicking experience discomfort or pain, while others do not.
  • Limited Jaw Movement: In more severe cases of TMD, clicking may be associated with limited jaw movement or locking of the jaw.
  • Treatment: The appropriate treatment for clicking related to TMJ depends on the underlying cause and the severity of the symptoms. Treatment options may include lifestyle modifications, physical therapy, the use of oral appliances, pain management techniques, and, in some cases, surgical interventions.

If you are experiencing jaw clicking or other symptoms related to the TMJ, it is advisable to seek evaluation and treatment from a healthcare provider, such as a dentist or a specialist in TMJ disorders. A proper diagnosis and individualized treatment plan can help manage the condition and alleviate associated symptoms.

We Go Beyond For You

At the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of the South Shore, we believe in providing comprehensive care for all of our patients. That’s why in addition to offering treatment for TMJ and sleep disorders, we also offer services for the clicking of the jaw. Our specialists work closely with each patient to create personalized treatment plans that address their individual needs. We are committed to helping our patients achieve long-term results and improve their overall health and well-being. We go beyond to provide exceptional care for our patients.

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At the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of the South Shore, we understand the unique complexities of sleep-related breathing disorders and craniofacial pain.  Do you have trouble with clicking, possibly relating to TMJ? Patients often experience jaw pain and stiffness, difficulty chewing or speaking, along with localized tenderness around the jaw area.

Are You Experiencing Any of the Following?


Disrupted Breathing


Excessive Daytime Sleepiness


Morning Headaches




Morning Sore Throat or Dry Mouth



Any of the above could be a sign of sleep-related breathing disorders and should be evaluated promptly.

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