One-Stop Destination for TMJ Treatment in Edmonton
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull. The complex joint enables you to move your jaws and carry out functions like chewing and talking. Sometimes, this sliding hinge joint experiences inflammation, or dislocation, resulting in pain every time you move your jaws. There exists a general lack of clarity regarding the causes of TMJ disorders but experts often consider bruxism, clenching, jaw injuries and arthritis to be the primary factors.
Heritage Dental Centre delivers TMJ treatment in Edmonton. If you are experiencing discomfort around your ears while chewing or talking, our dentists can help diagnose and treat the issue.
Dental Onlay vs. Inlay
Our Approach to TMJ Treatment
Our dentists at Heritage Dental Centre approach every dental and oral condition with knowledge and care. We believe in efficient diagnosis before prescribing treatments.
In the case of TMJ-related disorders, we undertake thorough evaluations. Since the causes of TMJ disorders are not well understood, comprehensive physical examinations are essential for diagnosis. With physical examinations, dentists can determine whether the symptoms you experience are related to TMJ or not.
Medical imaging techniques like X-rays, MRI and CT scans are also used to get a proper view of the joint’s position and movement.
Once the diagnosis is completed, we select a suitable treatment option. While home remedies can be effective in some cases, others might require medication or surgery.
Weighing the Pros and Cons of TMJ Surgery
With our dentists, you can have access to surgical facilities for TMJ treatment in Edmonton. In the treatment process, surgeries are our last resort because surgical procedures are complicated and involve long recovery periods. We also understand that you might be apprehensive about the results of the corrective surgery. However, when no other mode of treatment offers satisfactory results, TMJ surgeries can be a blessing.