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.

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.

When Should You Worry About Your TMJ?

Occasional pain in the jaws does not have to be a symptom of TMJ problems. However, if you experience some or all of the following things frequently, you might want to see our dentist:

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  • Sudden locking of your jaws while chewing food, opening, or closing your mouth.

  • Pain in the jaw muscles that radiate towards your neck and shoulders every time you move your jaw.

  • Tenderness and inflammation in the joint, and pain across your face.

  • A clicking or popping sound when you try opening your mouth wide, or while eating.

  • Uncomfortable bite with teeth feeling out of place.

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.

 

Benefits of TMJ surgery:

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  • Surgeries provide good results and offer high rates of success.

  • Depending upon the severity of TMJ cases, the surgery can be less or more invasive.

  • Pain and stiffness in the joint reduce.

  • Effective means of treating TMJ problems when other modes of treatment have not provided results.

You can count on Heritage Dental Centre and its facilities for reliable TMJ surgeries.

Frequently Asked Questions on TMJ Treatments

Looking for TMJ Treatment?

Visit our dental clinic in Edmonton and explore our effective TMJ treatment options.

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Heritage Dental Centre

2118 109 St NW,

Edmonton, AB T6J 7C1

780-434-8749

Business Hours

Now Open for Routine Treatments

Monday 08:00 AM - 09:00 PM

Tuesday - Thursday 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Friday - Saturday 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Sunday Closed

Service Area

Edmonton

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