TMJ Treatment

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TMJ Treatment Kelowna

TMJ is an abbreviation for the temporomandibular joints. These joints act like a hinge that connects your jawbone to your skull.

The muscles that control the movement of the lower jaw are attached to these bones. The function of the TMJs is to provide a hinge-like action that allows us to move our mouths, chew, talk and swallow. These joints also house the nerves and blood vessels that serve the teeth.

Because they are in constant use, they are subject to wear and tear, which can lead to pain and dysfunction. This is called TMJ disorders or TMD.

TMJ Disorders or TMD

Temporomandibular joint disorders are a condition that causes pain and dysfunction in the temporomandibular joint tmj and jaw muscles.

There are many different causes of TMJ disorders, but the most common is due to teeth clenching or grinding (bruxism). This can be due to stress, misaligned teeth, or an improper bite.

TMJ disorders can also be caused by arthritis, trauma, or dislocation of the jaw.

Common Symptoms Of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders

The symptoms of TMJ disorders can vary from person to person, but the most common are:

    • Jaw pain
    • Headaches
    • Ear pain
    • Dizziness
    • Clicking or popping sounds when you move your jaw
    • Difficulty chewing or pain when chewing
    • Lockjaw (when you can’t open or close your mouth)

Treatment For Jaw Pain Kelowna

TMJ Treatment will vary depending on the cause of the problem. It’s important to contact an office for an initial consultation to determine what course of action can be taken.

If your TMJ disorders are caused by teeth clenching or grinding, your dentist may recommend a nightguard or splint to protect your teeth from further damage.

If your TMJ pain is caused by arthritis, they may recommend medication or surgery.

For mild cases of TMJ disorders, over-the-counter pain medication, ice packs, and heat packs can help to relieve the pain. Possibly even physical therapy.

Dental work may be recommended. There might be protruding teeth or crowns/bridges that are causing jaw discomfort. This will have to be determined during the appointment and evaluation in the office. We may advise an oral surgeon in severe situations.

A misaligned bite, or malocclusion, might be causing your jaw discomfort. Teeth that are out of alignment or an uneven bite generate forceful impacts on the jaw joints, putting strain on them. With improvements in clear aligner treatment, correcting your bite has never been easier.

TMJ Kelowna

If you are having TMJ pain or severe pain in your jaw joint, it’s important to see your dentist or doctor so they can diagnose and treat the problem. Left untreated, temporomandibular disorders can lead to more serious problems. Give us a call if you’re not sure what steps to take.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of TMJ pain, contact our office today to schedule an appointment. Our team will work with you to find the best treatment option for you.

Insurance & Pricing

We believe that high-quality dental care should be accessible for everyone. That’s why we accept most major insurance plans and do not price anything above the current BC Dental Association’s fee guide. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Why Choose Us?

Insurance + Fees

Our treatments are priced competitively and many of our services are covered by dental insurance. Please call for details.

Convenient Hours

We’re open evenings on Mondays and Thursdays to accommodate your busy schedule.

Gentle Care

We invest in advanced technology and do everything we can to ensure your comfort.

Family Dentistry

We’re focused on providing a full range of high quality dentistry for the whole family.

Emergency Visits

We make every effort to schedule dental emergencies on the same or next day!

Well Reviewed Dentists

Our team of dentists are well reviewed, highly educated and focus on gentle care.

Modern Office

Our state-of-the-art dental office is modern and comforting. We also have industry leading equipment to ensure your visit is as comfortable as possible.

Accepting New Patients

We’re warmly welcoming new patients at our practice. Give us a call or request an appointment online!

Your Mouth, Your Decisions!

Our job is to show you what we see in your mouth, educate you on your options, and let you make the best decision for yourself. We never push unnecessary treatments and always give you options.

Give us a Call!

The first step to better oral health is booking a new patient visit. Give us a call or request an appointment online.

Initial Visit

During your first visit we will take some digital X-Rays and see what’s going on inside of your mouth. Then, we’ll learn about your oral health goals and come up with a treatment plan.

Next Visit

Once we have shared our recommendations, we want you make the best decisions for yourself. We will never be pushy or recommend treatments that you do not need.

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