Difficulty Chewing

    For Patients

    Are you Experiencing Difficulty Chewing?

    At the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Montana, we specialize in diagnosing and treating TMJ disorders that cause difficulty chewing. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing comprehensive care tailored to your specific needs.

    Understanding Difficulty Chewing and Its Relation to TMJ

    Difficulty chewing can significantly impact your daily life, making it hard to enjoy meals and maintain proper nutrition. This condition often stems from issues related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which connects your jaw to your skull. When this joint is not functioning correctly, it can lead to various problems, including pain and difficulty in chewing.

    TMJ disorders (TMD) can cause the muscles around the jaw to become strained or misaligned, leading to discomfort and restricted movement. These issues can make it challenging to chew food properly, often resulting in pain, clicking or popping sounds, and even headaches.

    Common Symptoms of Difficulty Chewing Due to TMJ Disorders

    If you are experiencing difficulty chewing, you might notice several symptoms associated with TMJ disorders, including:

    • Pain or tenderness in the jaw
    • Aching pain in and around the ear
    • Difficulty or discomfort while chewing
    • Clicking, popping, or grating sounds when opening or closing your mouth
    • Locking of the jaw, making it difficult to open or close your mouth
    • Pain in the face, neck, or shoulders
    • Headaches or migraines

    These symptoms can vary in intensity and duration, but they all point to potential issues with your TMJ that need professional evaluation and treatment.

    Why Choose Us for Your Chewing Troubles?

    Our practitioners have extensive training and experience in treating TMJ disorders. We stay updated with the latest advancements in TMJ therapy to provide the best possible care.  We conduct thorough evaluations to understand the root cause of your symptoms. Our therapies may include oral appliances, physical therapy, and lifestyle modifications to relieve pain and improve jaw function. We prioritize your comfort and satisfaction. Our friendly and compassionate team is here to support you throughout your treatment journey, providing education and guidance every step of the way.

    Don’t let difficulty chewing disrupt your life. If you are experiencing symptoms of TMJ disorders, schedule a consultation with us today. At the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Montana, we are committed to helping you achieve lasting relief and improved quality of life.


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    Rae Tcherneshoff
    Rae Tcherneshoff
    My treatment has been nothing short of life changing. I have struggled with TMJ issues for about 10 years and it got much worse in the last year. After treatment here, I can now chew on both sides of my mouth, open my jaw all the way, no more clicking or popping, and finally no pain or ringing ears. I was skeptical at first, but Dr. VanDkye REALLY knows what she’s talking about and all the women in the office are so helpful!
    Josie Gordon
    Josie Gordon
    Dr VanDyke is so knowledgeable and well educated in Sleep Disorders. She is a wonderful, caring, compassionate person. The staff is so friendly and nice that I look forward to going to the office! They are an incredible group of women😇☀️😃
    Cheri Waring
    Cheri Waring
    I started with TMJ &Sleep Therapy Center in June this year. I was grinding teeth with mouth pieces made at the dentist offices that didn't help with my other issues. HEADACHES, not sleeping, jaw popping, pain in right ear, sinus issues. I was hoping only for help with headaches and sleep, and grinding. I recieved my more than ever expected. I sleep through the night, headache free, popping gone. Mouth pieces are so different than others I have had made. They truly gave me my life back. Thank you!
    Norman G.
    Norman G.
    The staff is wonderful, and so knowledgeable. My wife had been suffering for a long time with jaw pain, none of the medical doctors were able to help her. Finally, after treatment she has had no more pain and life is good!
    Lenora Snider
    Lenora Snider
    Very helpful, knowledgeable, friendly. Made sure you understand everything that you have discussed .