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TMJ Treatment

TMJ or TMJD is a term used to describe a combination of symptoms that is characterized mainly by pain and dysfunction of the muscles that move the jaw (muscles of mastication) and the joints which connects the mandible to the skull (temporomandibular joints).
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder starts by a simple pain that becomes severe, followed by restricted mandibular movement, discomfort that affects the face and the neck and can radiate throughout other areas of the body.
Though TMJ is not life-threatening, it can affect the quality of life because the symptoms can become chronic and difficult to manage and worse it may lead to permanent damage if left untreated.
At Sierra Springs Dental in Airdrie, Alberta, our dedicated dentists who have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating TMJ will walk you through in understanding the disorder and after a thorough diagnosis will design a customized Treatment Plan that will best address your discomfort.

What Causes TMJ Disorder?

Causes of the disorder can be varied but this may include the following:

What are the symptoms of TMJ Disorder?

The following symptoms are not exhaustive but any or a combination of these call for immediate attention which we can help with:

What are the treatments for TMJ?

Sierra Springs Dental’s Team of Dentists make sure every disorder or discomfort is treated comprehensively and in the case of TMJ, a multi-disciplinary approach is essential in its management.
We have Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which addresses the psychosocial factors that accompany the disorder. On the physical side of the affectation, we make use of devices, invasive and non-invasive interventions as well as medication providing treatments that are both holistic and complete.
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