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TMD/TMJ Treatment in SE Calgary

TMD/TMJ Treatment Near You

TMD/TMJ, also known as temporomandibular joint disorder, is an umbrella term for several disorders that involve pain and irritation of the jaw joint. Sufferers of TMD/TMJ can become very uncomfortable. Our team at Sorensen Dental wants to help ease your discomfort, and we offer TMD/TMJ treatment in SE Calgary.

What is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD/TMJ)?

The temporomandibular joint connects your skull to your jaw. Any painful conditions surrounding that joint are referred to as TMD/TMJ disorders. The most common symptoms of TMD/TMJ are pain and soreness around the jaw, mouth, head, neck, and shoulders. Some patients also experience lockjaw, dizziness, and ringing in their ears. The pain often worsens with increased movement or irritation of the jaw.

What is the Cause of TMD/TMJ?

There is no single known cause for TMD/TMJ, but it is understood that grinding and clenching your teeth, chronic stress, and arthritis all play a role in the development of TMD/TMJ. This disorder is most common in women and often occurs between the ages of 20 and 40.

If you require TMD/TMJ treatment in SE Calgary, our dentist will begin by performing a physical evaluation of your jaw. They will feel your joint and listen for any popping or clicking sounds. Our dentist may also take x-rays of your jaw or send you for an MRI or CT scan to get a better idea of the nature of your condition.

How is TMD/TMJ Treated?

In mild cases, TMD/TMJ can be treated using over-the-counter painkillers and jaw exercises. More severe cases of TMD/TMJ may require more extensive treatment, such as a nightguard or TMD splint. This splint prevents patients from clenching and grinding and gently pushes the jaw into the correct position. In extreme cases, your dentist may refer you to an oral maxillofacial specialist.

Visit Sorensen Dental

If you are experiencing any pain or irritation around your jaw, visit our team at Sorensen Dental. Our team of dedicated dental professionals considers your comfort and wellbeing to be of the utmost importance. TMD can be incredibly uncomfortable, and our team is happy to sit down with you to address any questions or concerns you may have about the condition and create a personalized treatment plan that will ease your symptoms. For high-quality, effective TMD/TMJ treatment in SE Calgary, please contact Sorensen Dental to book a consultation today!