TMJ & Bruxism

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a small joint located in front of the ear where the skull and lower jaw meet. It permits the lower jaw (mandible) to move and function.

Dr Ashwin Kassan, TMJ & Bruxism, Maxillo-facial and Oral Surgeon


TMJ disorders are not uncommon and have a variety of symptoms. Patients may complain of earaches, headaches and limited ability to open their mouth. They may also complain of clicking or grating sounds in the joint and feel pain when opening and closing their mouth. What must be determined, of course, is the cause.

There are various treatment options from non-surgical treatment to more aggressive TMJ surgery that OMS surgeons can utilize to improve the harmony and function of your jaw. Once an evaluation confirms a diagnosis of TMJ disorder, only an OMS surgeon can determine the proper course of treatment. It is important to note that treatment always works best with a team approach of self-care, as well as professional care.

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