Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) can cause discomfort and pain in your head, shoulders, neck, and jaw. You may also experience popping or clicking sounds in your jaw, along with difficulties opening and closing your mouth.
TMJ Treatment Near You
We provide TMJ treatment in Calgary, AB, to relieve your discomfort. Before receiving TMJ treatment, our dentist will ask you three questions:
- Do you grind your teeth?
- Do you notice popping or clicking sounds in your jaw?
- Do you experience difficulties closing or opening your jaw?
These three questions allow your dentist to identify where the problem lies.
Patients who have TMD symptoms may also have sleep bruxism symptoms. Sleep bruxism occurs when patients grind and clench their teeth in their sleep. Sleep bruxism can cause damaged dental work, increased tooth sensitivity, and worn-down enamel. Some non-dental symptoms of sleep bruxism overlap with TMD, which include headaches, difficulty moving their jaw, and fatigue.
If you’re looking to receive TMJ treatment near you, please contact us to schedule a consultation.
We provide TMJ treatment near you in two stages. The first stage is a customized mouthguard to prevent teeth grinding and jaw clenching. The second stage of reshaping commences after you have been wearing your mouthguard. Your dentist will reshape your teeth. If you are still experiencing TMD symptoms, orthodontics or jaw surgery may be recommended.
Key Points About TMJ Treatment
- Avoid using store-bought mouthguards to treat sleep bruxism or TMD. Your dentist will provide a custom-fit mouthguard that will effectively treat TMD.
- Remember to inform your dentist of any symptoms regarding your head, face, jaw, neck, and sleep.
We offer TMJ treatment near you. Schedule a consultation with us to relieve your pain.