If frequent headaches and jaw pain are a normal part of your life, you might want to ask our Airdrie dentists if you have TMJ disorder or TMD. During your exam, we’ll assess your jaw function and bite to see what could be contributing to your jaw pain.
Did you know that Botox isn’t just used for cosmetic purposes? It can also be an effective solution to managing your TMJD pain. The solution naturally relaxes your overactive muscles to ease tension and overuse, providing relief for up to three months between injections.
It may come as a surprise, but the way your teeth bite together play a huge part in the function of your TMJ. If your teeth are improperly aligned or the upper and lower jaw do not close together properly, your jaw must compensate when you’re biting and chewing food. Day after day, these repeated joint movements strain your inner joint and the surrounding muscular tissues.
Aligning your teeth and jaws through orthodontic therapy (braces) may be a viable solution for reducing your TMJ problems. Once a proper occlusion (bite) is established, your jaw can work more efficiently with less effort. Although the change is gradual, orthodontic treatment can play a huge role on your long-term comfort.
Some of us have a natural habit of biting and clenching our teeth together (bruxism.) It may be due to stress during your commute home from work, or even while you’re sleeping at night. This extra tension strains your TMJ and muscles, triggering overuse and pain. A bite splint can relax your jaw and retrain the muscles so that you’re not using them so much.
Contact Airdrie Springs Dental or request an appointment to find out how we can help you avoid TMJD symptoms!
Airdrie Springs Dental is accepting new patients of all ages. Call today to schedule an appointment. We offer a full suite of services, including breathtaking, customized smile makeovers.
a week ago
I am extremely happy with my first couple appts here! The front staff are amazing and knowledgeable, and the dentist's are professional and friendly! Didn't feel a thing during my extraction, and everyone was very patient with my questions! I didn't just feel like "another patient", they treat people well here. I highly recommend this place!
2 weeks ago
I have always been nervous going in to the dentist however Dr.Thorsen and team has completely put me at ease! All of the staff there have been nothing but friendly and always addressed my concerns. The office staff are also very kind and always efficient. Being fairly new to Airdrie I would definitely recommend this dental business!
2 weeks ago
Went in today to get a check up. Service was excellent. All workers were seen following the new protocols that came with the covid situation. Facility is spotless and noticed that anything I touched was immediately cleaned prior to it being put away. Highly recommend
3 months ago
I’ve been going to Rommel as my dental hygienist for over 4 years, and very happy to say how highly I regard him! Great personality, genuine, warm and caring. He is meticulous and systematic, very careful and very thorough. He creates a climate of calmness and confidence, never flustered or impatient. A very likable, excellent in his field, guy! My dentist is Dr Ng, and ditto goes for him! How often can one say they look forward to their dental appointments - but I actually do!
2 weeks ago
A pleasant, friendly and relaxing environment. The staff, hygienist and doctors are very helpful and accommodating. I would recommend this place to all my friends and family.
If you want great service by well-qualified dentists who can serve your dental needs completely; creating a healthier smile, preventing and treating your gum disease, and making your dental experience an enjoyable one - then I invite you to call us.