TMJ Treatment in Edmonton, AB

TMJ Treatment in Edmonton, AB

If you are experiencing jaw pain, headaches, or similar symptoms, you might have a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) problem or TMD (temporomandibular disorder). For a diagnosis and to receive treatment, you will need to talk to our dentist near you. Dr. Navjot Sodhi would be happy to help you find the right treatment so you can feel comfortable again.

Our dentist in Edmonton, AB, has experience with TMJ treatment near you. Call Ellerslie Dental Clinic today to learn more about TMD and your treatment options.

What Are the Signs of TMJ Problems?

While you will need an official diagnosis from a doctor or dentist, you can keep an eye on your symptoms to see if they align with common TMJ signs. The signs of TMJ problems include:

  • Pain or tenderness in the jaw
  • Earache or pain near the ear
  • Pain while chewing or talking
  • Jaw locking
  • Headaches
  • Facial pain

How is TMJ Diagnosed?

If you think you have TMJ, you should talk to our dentist near you. Our dentist will take a look at your jaw and watch you open and close your mouth. During the exam, our dentist will be looking at the range of motion you have in your jaw.

Our dentist may recommend X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs to diagnose you correctly.

Treatment Options for TMJ

If you are experiencing TMJ symptoms, it’s important to seek treatment so that you can go back to living your life pain-free. There are a variety of treatment options available. Our dentist will choose the treatment that best aligns with the severity of your case.

In some cases, TMJ can improve on its own or with over-the-counter pain medication. In other cases, surgery could be needed. It all depends on how bad your case of TMJ is.

Some of the treatment options include:

  • Over-the-counter pain medications
  • Prescription-strength painkillers
  • Antidepressants
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Physical therapy
  • Oral splints
  • Mouthguards
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Injections
  • Surgery

To start getting TMJ treatment, contact Dr. Navjot Sodhi at Ellerslie Dental Clinic today. Our friendly staff is here to help.

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