TMJ Jaw Clenching

TMJ Jaw Clenching

Learn About the Link Between Jaw Clenching and TMJ

Have you ever noticed yourself unintentionally clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth, especially during moments of stress? This is a common problem known as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, which can cause discomfort and even result in long-term damage to the jaw joint and surrounding muscles. The good news is that there are ways to alleviate TMJ symptoms and prevent further harm.  It may take some time and effort, but addressing jaw clenching can have a positive impact on both your oral health and overall well-being.

While there is no one-size-fits-all solution for TMJ treatment, certain forms of therapy have been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms. For jaw clenching specifically, exercising the muscles of the jaw and practicing relaxation techniques can help to alleviate tension and improve overall function. In severe cases, a dentist may recommend wearing a bite guard at night to prevent unconscious grinding. Additionally, managing stress levels through mindfulness practices or seeking counseling can also improve symptoms associated with TMJ.

Searching for relief from painful jaw clenching and TMJ symptoms can be overwhelming. At the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of the South Shore, we understand and specialize in treating these issues. Our team of experts work together to create personalized treatment plans. We also offer a variety of options, including non-invasive procedures and medications, so that our patients can find the right solution for them. Plus, our clinical research and involvement in professional organizations ensure that we stay updated on the latest advances in the field. Choosing the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of the South Shore means not only relieving your symptoms but also receiving top-notch care from knowledgeable professionals. Don’t let jaw clenching control your life – come to us for effective treatment and lasting results.

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 jaw clenching and discomfort. 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 bruxism disorders and craniofacial pain.  Do you constantly clench your jaw? Patients often experience facial neuralgia and musculoskeletal pain in conjunction with headaches or migraines.

Are You Experiencing Any of the Following?




Jaw Pain






Trouble Chewing

Any of the above could be a sign of TMJ-related pain and should be evaluated promptly.

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