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Dr. Judy Sturm & Associates is a place of comfort, care, and luxury. We offer world-class services from our renowned and respected dentists, Dr. Tom Sweeney and Dr. Rhys Spoor. Our dentists have years of experience and continued training, and are dedicated to making your smile the best it has ever been. Both are highly specialized in dental implantology; Dr. Sweeney has additional expertise in periodontics.

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TMJ & Headaches


TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint. It is commonly known as the jaw joint. It’s the most complex joint in the human body. If it isn’t functioning properly, it can cause significant pain and discomfort. This is due to its proximity to a number of large facial nerves.

Should i visit my toronto dentist for migraines?

TMJ pain can manifest as severe headaches, which gets misdiagnosed as migraines. It can also cause facial, neck and shoulder pain, and sometimes even affect the ears. If you are suffering any of these additional pains, or are not responding to migraine treatments, it is worth getting a second opinion from your dentist.

What causes tmj & headaches?

TMJ dysfunction can happen for many reasons. Some people experience jaw damage in an accident. Others suffer from bruxism. A condition that causes them to grind their teeth and place stress on their jaw. Jaw damage can also occur due to misaligned teeth or a misaligned bite due to old dental work. Many people experience pain because of a combination of factors. For example, a poor bite can cause unconscious tooth grinding, which leads to TMJ pain.

Cosmetic dentists trained in neuromuscular dentistry can help. They understand the relationship between the joint, muscles and teeth. This allows them to diagnose and solve TMJ pain. Dr. Sturm, voted the best dentist in Toronto, treats patients with a mouth orthotic that diminishes headaches without medication.

Do you suffer from headaches and/or jaw pain? Contact Dr. Judy Sturm & Associates, Toronto cosmetic dentists, today!

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