Jaw Pain Treatment
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Jaw pain is caused by a variety of factors, including clenching and grinding, tooth infection, or trauma. It could also be a sign of cavities, abscess, gum disease, or even problems with the muscles or nerves of the jaws and face. Jaw pain is often diagnosed as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).
At Skypointe Dental, we use an evidence-based approach to non-surgical jaw pain treatment to improve the harmony and function of your jaw. Once an evaluation confirms a diagnosis of TMJ disorder Calgary dentist, Dr. Jay Patel, will determine the proper course of treatment. Some of the most common procedures involve medication, pain relievers, bite guards, physical therapy, or Botox injections.
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What is TMJ Disorder?
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders are connected problems related to your complex jaw joint with how the jaw and muscles move. This disorder may develop from clenching or grinding your teeth, tightening your jaw muscles and stressing your TM joint, or from a damaged jaw joint due to injury or disease. Whatever the cause, it can show up as a misaligned bite, pain, clicking or grating noises when you open your mouth, or even trouble opening your mouth wide.
The pain of TMJ dysfunction may be sharp and searing, or it may be dull and constant. Gladly, these problems are more easily diagnosed and treated than in the past.
Symptoms of TMJ disorder to look out for
Early detection and treatment are essential as some types of TMJ problems can lead to more severe conditions.
Symptoms may include any of the following:
- Ringing in the ears
- Ear pain
- Sore jaw muscles
- Locking of the jaw
- Temple/cheek pain which occurs when you talk, chew, swallow or yawn
- Jaw popping/clicking when the jaws are open wide
- Difficulty in opening the mouth fully
- Frequent head/neck aches with muscle spasms
- Vision problems
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You can also do your part to help relax and stretch the muscles with mouth exercises. The symptoms can also be eased by making changes in your life, such as:
- Rest the muscles and joints by eating soft foods
- Do not chew gum
- Avoid clenching or tensing
- Relax muscles with moist heat or ice
- Develop relaxation skills to target the TMJ muscles specifically
TMJ Treatment in Calgary
If you think you have TMJ, please contact Dr. Jay Patel at Skypointe Dental in NE Calgary. Our treatments harness the latest technology in dentistry to ensure comfort, effectiveness, and success. It’s time to get help.
Give us a call to schedule your appointment today. We will take care of your TMJ symptoms and elevate your overall wellness.
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