Smiles on Sparks with Dr Halpin is Ottawa's destination for TMJ Therapy.
Temperomandibular disorder, aka TMD, is a complex condition with symptoms that can include – TMJ sounds such as clicking, grating and popping, facial pain, limited lower jaw mobility, chronic headaches and neck pain. The cause can be multifactorial. It usually involves the relationship of the upper and lower jaws. Treatment usually consists of wearing a custom-made orthotic splint for several weeks to alleviate pressure in the jaw joint. Then, afterwards, if weaning off this appliance is unsuccessful ie. symptoms return, then treatment may involve orthodontics or restorative dentistry.