From headaches and persistent migraines, to ear pain and more – TMJ symptoms can cause a great deal of discomfort. Hall Dental can help relieve symptoms of patients suffering from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder in Lethbridge, with a range of TMJ treatment options.
What are the symptoms of TMJ?
TMJ is short for “temporomandibular joint disorder" and refers to pain in the jaw joint. While the pain is concentrated in the jaw joint and can make your bite feel unusual or out of place, it can often cause other symptoms as well:
- Difficulty Chewing or Biting
- Ear Pain
- Ringing in the Ear
- Hearing Loss
How will I know if I have TMJ?
If you're experiencing any symptoms of TMJ, give us a call to arrange an appointment so that we can properly diagnose and treat you.
What causes TMJ?
TMJ can be caused by trauma to the jaw area, wear and tear over time, teeth grinding or clenching – just to name a few.
How can Hall Dental help?
Your dentist will review your symptoms, habits and lifestyle choices and help you understand how they're resulting in TMJ. Oftentimes, a few simple changes to your lifestyle can lead to significant pain relief from TMJ.
In cases where lifestyle is not a major factor, we can recommend appliances such as custom bite guards, which can significantly improve the symptoms you're experiencing. We may also refer you to a specialist if we feel it is necessary.