TMJ/TMD Treatment

TMJ/TMD Treatment in Calgary, AB

If you experience pain in your jaw, a clicking or popping noise when you open and shut your jaw, or if you are just generally curious about TMJ disorder, the dental professionals here at Beddington Dental in Calgary would love the opportunity to help heighten your knowledge of this dysfunction. TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint which often malfunctions and can cause a host of different symptoms that usually manifests itself in excruciating pain and headaches. Thankfully though, there are treatment options that can help patients plagued with TMJ.

What is TMJ and it’s Symptoms?

To explain in fuller detail as to what the temporomandibular joint is, it is the ball and socket joint that is located at the angle of the jaw at each side of your face. If you’re experiencing problems with the movement of this joint, you will experience the following symptoms:

  • Vertigo or dizziness
  • Light sensitivity
  • Earaches
  • Audible clicking noise from the jaw
  • Headaches
  • A buzzing or ringing noise in the ears
  • Face neck, back, and shoulder pain
  • Grinding of the teeth also known as bruxism

How TMJ Can be Treated

At Beddington Dental in Calgary, we offer treatment plans in order to help alleviate the symptoms of TMJ. First off, a thorough analysis by a skilled dentist here at Beddington Dental must be conducted by means of taking digital X-rays and a specialized CT scan. By taking a look at the mandible and how it works in relation to your skull, we can provide information as to what treatment is the best to move forward with.

TMJ treatment options can include the following:

  • Muscle relaxants
  • Crowns to even the dental bite
  • Ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain
  • Medications to tighten lacks connective tissues around the jaw joint
  • Orthodontic correction of misaligned teeth by means of braces

Learn More About TMJ with the Professionals atBeddington Dental

If you are still curious about TMJ, but more importantly, would like to know about the treatment options available for you, don’t hesitate to give Beddington Dental in Calgary a phone call. By giving Beddington Dental a call today, you will be able to set up a consultation appointment in order to get to the root problem of your TMJ disorder.