TMJ (TMD) Therapy in North York, Toronto

In addition to treating decay and gum disease, Skymark Dental Centre also treats Temporomandibular Joint pain (TMJ) or Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD). TMD is a condition that occurs when there are imbalances with the temporomandibular joint that connects your skull to your lower jaw. Imbalanced or issues with the joint can occur for a number of reasons, such as injury, genetics, or stress.

Common TMD symptoms include:


  • Problems opening your jaw or moving it from side to side
  • Pain in your jaw, face or neck
  • Ear-related problems, such as pain, hearing loss, or ringing
  • Migraines or headaches to the temporal area
  • Nighttime grinding or clenching of your teeth
  • Tiredness throughout the day

Depending on the underlying cause, TMD symptoms can vary from person to person. Thus, the first step to relieving your TMD pain is by finding the root cause. If your TMD pain is caused by stress, we will try to find ways to reduce it; however, if it’s caused by an injury, surgery may be needed. For this reason, a complete diagnosis is needed to allow us to have a complete understanding of your condition. Once we have discovered the root cause of your TMD, we can start to resolve it and find ways to relieve your TMD pain for the long term. Depending on your case, your treatment plan may include practitioners from other fields, such as massage therapists, physiotherapists, and chiropractors.

Dr. Rick Kochman will work with you to find an effective, long lasting solution for your TMD pain. Contact our dentist in North York to set up an appointment today.