TMJ Treatment Near You
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) allows your jaw to move and function. When patients experience TMJ disorder (TMD), they can find difficulties in simple tasks such as eating, breathing, and speaking. TMD can also cause headaches, jaw pain, and neck pain. At Swift Dentistry, we provide TMJ treatment in Kelowna. Please contact us if you or a loved one experiences TMD.
What are the Signs of TMD?
TMD can cause significant discomfort and pain. Patients will typically experience the following symptoms:
- Facial pain
- Limited range of motion in their jaw
- Jaw sensitivity or pain
- Popping or clicking sounds when moving their jaw
We provide TMD treatment near you. Please schedule a consultation if you are suffering from any of the symptoms above. During your consultation, it is important to mention non-dental symptoms as well, which include neck pain, head pain, and disruptions with your sleep.
It can be challenging to pinpoint the root cause of TMD. Therefore, our dentist will ask the following questions to determine down the cause:
- Do you find it challenging to open and close your mouth?
- Do you clench or grind your teeth?
- Do you hear popping or clicking noises when you move your jaw?
These questions help our dentist determine the cause of your TMD. Many patients experience TMD because of genetics, previous injuries, jaw injuries, or cartilage damage. If you would like to learn more about receiving TMJ treatment near you, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will happily assist you.
The Process of Receiving TMD Treatment
TMD can be treated in various ways, depending on the cause. Our dentist will develop a customized treatment plan for you. If your TMD is caused by teeth grinding, we will create a custom-fit night guard to help prevent grinding and clenching. Our dentist may also prescribe medication to relieve pain and relax your muscles. Alternatively, our dentist may recommend receiving jaw surgery or orthodontic treatment to correct your bite and realign your teeth if other treatments are not effective.