Solutions for TMD

It's time for you to enjoy chewing and talking without pain caused by TMD

Find out more about what TMJ and TMD are and see how we can help you if you suffer from TMD.

Below are more details to help you understand and know your treatment options.

What do TMJ and TMD mean

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one of the most complex and frequently used joints in the body.

The TMJ allows your bottom jaw to move, so every time you talk, chew or swallow you are using the TMJs on either side of your head.
TMD means temporomandibular disorder, referring to a problem with the temporomandibular joint.

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What are TMD symptoms?

The TMJ affects many aspects of your body,and in particularl, the musculoskeletal system.

Some symptoms of TMD, or temporomandibular disorder, are:

  • Jaw pain / pain in the TMJ
  • Clicking of the TMJ
  • Difficulty opening your mouth
  • Pain or problems when chewing
  • Headaches, ear or eye aches
  • Sore neck muscles / tight shoulder muscles
  • Tooth wear
  • Mobility of your teeth
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What can cause TMD?

Temporomandibular disorder, or TMD, may be caused by:

  • A bad bite caused by missing or poorly aligned teeth
  • Trauma to the TMJ
  • Clenching of the teeth
  • Teeth grinding
  • Emotional stress causing the two conditions above
  • Arthritis
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What solutions exist for TMD?

At Eastport Dental Centre in NE Calgary we offer treatment to restore natural movement of your TMJ and relieve your TMJ discomfort caused by TMD.

We help in many ways, seeking to identify the root causes of your symptoms and solve those first.

Possible solutions include:

  • Placing a dental crown to restore the balance of your bite
  • Correcting spaces in your teeth with dental bridges or dental implant crowns
  • Referring you to an orthodontist to move your teeth with braces if needed
  • Adjusting your bite (equilibration)
  • Providing a splint or night guard (acrylic mouthpiece) to reduce clenching and grinding
  • Referring you to a physiotherapist, massage therapist or other health care practitioners
  • Using Botox or Xeomin to help your muscles relax and reduce the pain in your TMJ

Dr. Alex Newman was trained and certified to administer Neuromodulators like Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport at the University of Alberta.

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Do you experience problems in your TMJ?

Every case is different, because every patient is different. We would love to see you at our office and discuss how you feel and what specific options you have.

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Enjoy your temporomandibular joint (TMJ)

Do you face different disorders in your TMJ?

If it’s hard for you to bite, chew, talk, kiss, or breath you might have a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Come to our dental office and we will investigate and offer the best solutions for you.