TMJ / TMD - West Edmonton Dentist

Chronic migraines & headaches or neck and shoulder pain could be a sign of TMJ Disorder.

  • Do you suffer from chronic pain in the jaw, face, head, neck or shoulders?
  • Do you experience aching pain in and around your ear, or even ringinig in your ear?
  • Do you wake up with headaches and neckpain?

If so, give us a call today for your Free Consultation. You may be suffering from an under-diagnosed problem known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, or TMD.

No wait times for your TMJ appointment. Book yours now.

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What is a TMD?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the name of the joint located on either side of your head, just in front of your ears. These joints connect your jawbone to skull. This joint in combination with other muscles and ligaments, lets you chew, swallow, speak and yawn. When you have a problem with the muscle, bone or other tissue in the area in and around the TMJ, you may have a TMD.

TMJ / TMD - Dentist West Edmonton - Copperwood Dental

What causes TMD?

This condition is caused by a combination of factors like jaw injuries and joint disease, such as arthritis. It is believed that bruxism (tooth clenching or grinding) and head or neck muscle tension may make TMD symptoms worse. Stress is also a possible factor. However, it is not clear if stress causes TMDs or is a result of them.

TMJ / TMD - Dentist West Edmonton - Copperwood Dental
TMJ / TMD - Dentist West Edmonton - Copperwood Dental
TMJ / TMD - Dentist West Edmonton - Copperwood Dental

Symptoms of TMD

  • Ear problems – pain, ringing sensation, fullness, difficulty hearing
  • Jaw problems – popping, clicking or grinding sounds; stiffness; lock jaw
  • Head problems – dizziness, migraine-like TMJ headaches
  • Face problems – pain, tiredness, swelling
  • Body problems – pain in the neck or shoulders

The goal of a TMD/TMJ treatment plan is to keep your jaw aligned and muscles pain free.

For patients with headaches or facial pain, our dentist does an examination and a series of tests to rule in or out your joints, teeth or facial muscles as a source of your distress. Testing for sleep apnea is often considered because of the high correlation with TMJ issues. For some patients, treatment can be done via orthodontic techniques such as Invisalign.

TMJ / TMD Treatments in West Edmonton

Free TMJ / TMD Consultations

If you or your loved ones suffer from TMD, feel free to call us to book your free consultations at Copperwood Dental in West Edmonton or Laurel Dental in South Edmonton

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