TMJ Treatment

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TMJ Treatment Serving Bible Hill, Truro and Surrounding Area

The term TMJ actually refers to the temporomandibular joint in the human jaw. This is the joint that connects the jaw to the temporal bones of your skull – acting as a hinge. The TMJ connects the jaw in such a way that it allows for up and down, open and close, and side to side movement. It is also primarily responsible for manipulation of speech, yawning, chewing and language. In some instances, people can experience pain or symptoms with the TMJ that is commonly referred to as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMD.

Common Causes of TMJ Disorder or TMD

The primary causes of a TMJ disorder (TMD) can be problems with the joint or the jaw muscles attached to the joint. Commonly, injuries to the head, neck or face can all lead to TMD. Other causes of TMJ Disorder include stress, patterns of clenching or grinding teeth (usually at night), and arthritis pain that cause tightening and clenching of jaw muscles or the face.

Common Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

TMD can be pretty painful or even be the cause of a great deal of discomfort. Symptoms that are commonly referred to contributing to TMD are:

  • Lockjaw
  • Clicking or popping jaw
  • Difficulty opening or closing jaw
  • Headaches
  • Earaches
  • Pain in face, neck or jaw
  • Difficulty or pain while chewing
  • Pain and tenderness in the face, neck or jaw
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in ears
  • Upper shoulder pain
  • Toothaches

What are my TMJ treatment options?

Before giving any concrete treatment options, it is necessary to call an office for an initial consultation to determine what course of action can be taken and the severity of the condition. Here are some of the ways that our practice can treat your TMD.

Over-the-counter medication: We may prescribe the medications to help to relieve the pain or swelling caused by the TMD. We may also suggest exploring lifestyle choices that contribute to relaxing the muscles and decrease instances of clenching or grinding teeth.

Nightguard: One of the most commonly recommended treatments for TMJ Disorder are custom-molded plastic night guards that fit over the lower or upper teeth. They are designed in such a way to prevent subconscious grinding which typically occurs at night. It can also contribute to an improvement in biting form over time and increase airflow at night.

Possible Dental Work: Depending on the case, there may be protruding teeth or crowns/bridges that are contributing to pain in the jaw. This will have to be determined in the office during consultation and testing. In very severe circumstances, we may recommend a surgery with an oral surgeon.

Orthodontic treatment: a misaligned bite, or malocclusion, could be contributing to your jaw pain. Crooked teeth or an irregular bite create traumatic forces which put strain on your jaw joints and cause tooth wear. Correcting your bite is easier than ever with advances in clear aligner therapy.

For those experiencing TMD and are seeking TMJ Treatment, contact our office for an initial consultation. We will be happy to answer all of your questions and get you on the right path to a life free of jaw pain.

Multiple Payment Options

We believe that high-quality dental care should accessible for everyone. That’s why we accept most insurance plans, offer financing through paybright and are priced competitively for those who wish to pay out of pocket. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Victoria Court Dental Bible Hill

Phone
(902) 895-3977

Address
336 Pictou Rd.
Bible Hill, NS, B2N 2T7

Victoria Court Dental Truro

Phone
(902) 893-9686

Address
510 Prince St.
Truro, NS, B2N 1G1

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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.

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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.

New Patients are Always Welcome at our Practice!

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New Patients are always welcomed at our practice!

For your convenience we have two locations. One in Truro and one in Bible Hill. Please select your preferred location below to contact us and one of our team members will get back to you as soon as possible.

Bible Hill Location

Phone
(902) 895-3977

Address
336 Pictou Rd.
Bible Hill, NS, B2N 2T7

CONTACT BIBLE HILL

Truro Location

Phone
(902) 893-9686

Address
510 Prince St.
Truro, NS, B2N 1G1

CONTACT TRURO

New Patients are always welcomed at our practice!

For your convenience we have two locations. One in Truro and one in Bible Hill. Please select your preferred location below to contact us and one of our team members will get back to you as soon as possible.

Bible Hill Location

Phone
(902) 895-3977

Address
336 Pictou Rd.
Bible Hill, NS, B2N 2T7

CONTACT BIBLE HILL

Truro Location

Phone
(902) 893-9686

Address
510 Prince St.
Truro, NS, B2N 1G1

CONTACT TRURO

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