If you clench your jaws, grind your teeth, or have an unbalanced bite, eventually your chewing muscles can become fatigued, shorten, and go into painful spasms. Pain that originates in your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can spread to your temples or the back of your head and trigger migraines. It can also cause chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain. TMJ treatment can give you relief.
Why do TMJ disorders develop?
The TMJ plays a crucial role in how your jaw functions. It consists of joints on either side of your face that connect your jawbone to your skull. If it doesn’t function properly, you experience the pain described above. It’s difficult to pinpoint one thing responsible for a person’s TMJ trouble, however, factors that can lead to pain include…
- Degenerative arthritis
- jaw injury, either years ago or more recently
- grinding, clenching
How To Get Help
If you’ve been looking online for TMJ treatment in Edmonton, the caring team at MAK Dental has the experience to help. The general dentists can provide relief of your symptoms if your discomfort is dental in origin. By determining your optimal bite, one that supports the jaw so your muscles can work together efficiently, and custom crafting your treatment plan…
- Your aching jaw muscles could finally relax
- You could get relief from tenderness of the jaw muscles, limited jaw opening, facial or head pain
- You could eliminate those clicking, popping, and grating noises
- You could conquer fatigue and disrupted sleep patterns that are a result of TMJ pain.
Chronic pain can lead to stress and tension, which can worsen your TMJ symptoms over time. We recommend a thorough exam to help determine the cause of your discomfort and to recommend the right treatment plan.
Call today and let us help you get the relief you deserve!
Yours in excellent dental health,
Dr. Mary Ann Kuharchuk & Dr. Jason Nijjer, your general dentists in Edmonton