TMJ Treatment Burlington – Free Consultation


  • Relief from pain due to TMJ disorders.
  • Relief from headaches, jaw pain, teeth grinding and more.
  • Free consultation and free, friendly advice.

What is TMJ disorder or TMD?

TMJ is your temporomandibular joint. Simply put, it’s the joint that holds your jaw to your head. TMJ disorders can happen from trauma, stress, habit, genetics and cause all sorts of problems both immediate and chronic. Often, people will not understand it’s related to their jaw.



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Do You Experience Any of These TMJ Symptoms?

Life isn’t constant, and neither is our mouth. Our jaws and teeth are constantly changing and sometimes leads to an misaligned bite or stressed bite (called a malocclusion). This can cause all sorts of tmj symptoms such as:

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Jaw clicking
  • Joint popping
  • Sore jaw muscle
  • Pain in your teeth and surrounding gum areas
  • Inconsistent bite when you chew or close your mouth
  • Stiff neck and stiff jaw
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Your Headaches Could Be Starting In Your Mouth

Often patients do not mention consistent headaches or head pain to their dentist because they don’t see the correlations, but we urge you to tell us whatever health issues you are experiencing. Tight bites or tooth pain could be the root cause of your mild tension headache or even migraine. Our team is trained to look for wear and tear from teeth grinding or tension in the jaw, two factors in consistent headaches. A consultation with a dentist at the Burlington Family Dental Centre will help understand if that could be contributing to your head pain.

85% of the adult population clench or grind their teeth excessively. Not only can this lead to jaw pain, irritated TMJ joint and headaches, but also wear, with severe long term consequences.

Bruxism is the clenching or grinding of the teeth that often occurs while a person is sleeping. The symptoms of bruxism are:

  • A sore, tired jaw
  • Difficulty in opening and closing your mouth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Earaches or pain in your jaw joint
Bruxism can cause other dental problems

When you brux, the force on your teeth is many times greater than during normal chewing. These forces can cause:

  • Flattened or worn-down teeth
  • Teeth chipped at the gumline
  • Loose teeth
  • Damage to the bone around your teeth
  • Damage to your jaw joint


How We Treat TMJ Disorders


How We Treat Teeth Grinding, Jaw Pain, Headaches & Bruxism

No matter what is causing your TMD, it’s important to get treatment early on to prevent damage and restore harmony to your mouth

Though all of the causes of bruxism are not known, stress is often a factor. If this is the case, a variety of stress reduction techniques may be recommended. We may also recommend medication to temporarily reduce stress and relieve pain.

Crowns, Bridges and Dental Restorations: Sometimes, spaces between the teeth, worn teeth, or teeth that are out of alignment may cause bruxism. Crowns, bridges, or other dental restorations can restore your bite and eliminate grinding and clenching.

Nightguard: A common and effective treatment for stopping the damage caused by bruxism is the use of a nightguard. A nightguard is a plastic device that fits over your top or bottom teeth and protects them from the damage caused by grinding. A custom nightguard, made from models of your mouth, usually offers the best protection.

You may not believe that you are grinding at night, because you do not hear it whilst asleep. Often your bed partner will hear you but may not mention it. If your teeth are starting to look worn, or are shifting, you should call us for an evaluation. We will diagnose the situation and offer you alternatives of management to minimise this type of trauma.

Botox: That’s right. Your dentist can use Botox to treat TMJ at the clinic and it’s a very effective therapy at treating headaches and migraines.


Here’s what some of our patients think of our Burlington clinic

manni S
manni S
August 28, 2023.
I can’t thank Dr Lee and his staff for a wonderful experience. His bed side manners and treatments are number one. He takes customers care to another level and it’s a high standard to achieve. I appreciative the service and explanation of each treatment. Also he discusses cost and what’s covered. I live in Mississauga and make the trip to see him in Burlington. I’ve taken my mum and he did everything to make sure that she was taken care of her. My mother ended up getting surgery at the hospital as she had other heath issues that prevented Dr. Lee from preforming the procedure. His honesty and advice was so valuable in making sure mum got the best care. I can’t thank him enough and will continue coming to him! Btw his staff at the front desk are so nice! I wish more places had customer service like theirs!
Cindy Sawchuk
Cindy Sawchuk
August 4, 2023.
Professional, caring attention happens with each visit. Can’t beat Dr. D’Souza and her staff.
Chris Lang
Chris Lang
July 27, 2023.
Dr DeSousa is a very progressive dentist who takes all your health needs into consideration. Her staff are awesome as well!!
Cindy Caklos
Cindy Caklos
July 27, 2023.
If I could give this place 10 stars I would. Dr Emma and her team are so knowledgeable and caring. Gum measurements and over all oral health is their passion. I am looking forward to my implant appointment in a couple of weeks.
Jane Ouzas
Jane Ouzas
July 26, 2023.
Excellent as always. Staff are extremely knowledgeable & pleasant...
Rick Trottier
Rick Trottier
July 15, 2023.
Great friendly service. Very accommodating to my needs!
Wendy Martynuik
Wendy Martynuik
July 15, 2023.
From reception to follow up, I couldn’t ask for more. Dr Maini has been my dentist for decades, and I can’t imagine going anywhere else. The whole staff is consistently friendly, caring, and professional. Safety, up to date equipment, and relaxing surroundings are also a norm. Dr. Surya has joined the practice, and she now provides the same high quality and personal care I have been used to with Dr. Maini. Each dental hygienist I have hadhas also maintained the same combination of personal attention, quality and professionalism .
Stephanie Howitt
Stephanie Howitt
July 14, 2023.
Dr. D'Souza is a patient and gentle dentist who listens to your concerns and truly wants to help you. My family is very happy with her, her work and the feeling of being family when you go to her office. She us definitely one of the best around. Thank you Dr. D'Souza!


Is TMJ Covered by OHIP

This is one question we get asked a lot. TMJ treatment is mostly a dental service and therefore, it wouldn’t be covered by OHIP. However, if you need medical surgery, it would then be covered. 

In the meantime, we can help you discover if TMJ therapy can be covered by your dental plan, whether it’s all or partial. 

Book Your Free Consultation for TMJ Therapy and Treatment Today

If you are ready to book an appointment or just want free, friendly advice, don’t wait call us now.