TMJ (TMD) Therapy in Peterborough - Peterborough Dentists

Do you hear a popping or grating sound when you open your mouth? Are you suffering from pain when trying to open your mouth or move it from side to side? If so, you may have Tempromandibular Joint pain or Tempromandibular Dysfunction.

This joint connects your upper and lower jaw, and helps you to chew and speak on a daily basis. While TMD is not completely understood by the medical community, we can offer you ways to mitigate and halt its negative effects. You may be suffering from TMD if you are suffering from pain and stiffness in the jaw. TMD has a wide variety of symptoms and can affect people in various ways. Women are more likely to suffer from TMD than men and it most common in people between the ages of 20 and 40. Some of the common TMD symptoms include:

  • Neck and/or shoulder pain
  • Ear symptoms, including hearing loss, ringing, or pain
  • Clenching/grinding your teeth during sleep
  • A chronic feeling of tiredness
  • Ongoing headaches at your temples or above your eyes


The symptoms described above may be symptoms of TMJ, but they may also be due to another condition. That's why it's so important to get a proper diagnosis, so you can treat the problem accordingly. Dr. Louis Diamandakos & Associates will be happy to perform a comprehensive examination and recommend a treatment plan based on your specific symptoms and concerns. Possible TMD treatments may include oral appliances such as a stabilization splint, which alleviate pressure placed on your joint and protects your teeth from grinding and clenching. Should we determine the need to get other treatment partners involved-like chiropractors, cranio/mandibular specialists, physiotherapists or massage therapists-we can recommend potential treatment partners and can work together to relieve your symptoms.

Contact us today to book your appointment with Dr. Louis Diamandakos & Associates!

Last Updated On 2021-10-27