Your TMJ and Understanding TMD
At our Calgary clinic our dentists offer treatment to restore the natural movement of your temporomandibular joint and relieve your TMJ discomfort caused by TMD.
Some of the treatment options our Calgary TMJ specialists might suggest to relieve your discomfort include:
A dental crown can be placed to restore the balance of your bite
Spaces in your teeth can be corrected with dental bridges or dental implant crowns
A referral can be made to an orthodontist to move your teeth with braces
Your bite can be adjusted (equilibriation)
A splint or night guard (acrylic mouthpiece) can be used to reduce clenching and grinding
A referral can be made to a physiotherapist, massage therapist or other health care practitioners
In severe cases, patients will be referred out to a specialist for this work
Temporomandibular disorder, or TMD, may be caused by:
A bad bite caused by missing or poorly aligned teeth
Trauma to the TMJ
Clenching of the teeth
Emotional stress causing the two conditions above
Common Questions about TMD and your TMJ
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