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TMJ treatment Calgary, AlbertaTMJ disorder, otherwise known as temporomandibular joint disorder or TMD, can cause numerous life altering side effects and symptoms. Because the temporomandibular joint contains an intricate collection of muscles and nerves, when it becomes misaligned, it can cause a lot of pain. But what, exactly, are the other less common symptoms you should be on the lookout for?
Your jaw can become misaligned through actions such as clenching or grinding your teeth, arthritis and poor posture. The most common symptoms associated with this condition include:
- Jaw pain
- Difficulty chewing
- Clicking or popping in the jaw
There are many more signs of TMJ disorder that involve the rest of your body. You may experience less common symptoms, such as:
- Ear pain
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Shoulder pain
- Neck pain
- Arm numbness or tingling
- Severe, consistent headaches or migraines
If you experience any of the above symptoms, your body may be warning you about TMJ disorder, and that it may be time to find a solution to address the problem.
However, the best way to fully determine if you do in fact have TMJ disorder is to meet with our dentist and discuss your oral healthcare concerns. Dr. Silver utilizes technology and treatment options for neuromuscular conditions such as TMJ.
Dr. Jennifer Silver is a highly accomplished dental surgeon with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her educational accomplishments include deans honours list, an oral surgery award and best research project. Prior to this degree, she graduated with honors from Dalhousie University’s Dental Hygiene Program and worked in this field for 10 years.
The areas of dentistry that holds special interest for Dr. Silver include oral medicine and whole-body dentistry. She currently devotes time and resources toward helping patients with TMJ pain and sleep apnea, while continuing to provide general dentistry as well. Future interests include devoting time to additional oral surgery training. Jen strives to treat her patients as if they were family. She strongly believes in a multi-disciplinary approach for patient care. She is part of a large network of specialists that she trusts and collaborates with when helping patients.