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Category: TMJ/TMD

TMJ Specialist Calgary

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There is no TMJ speciality in dentistry. There are general dentists in Calgary who have received extra education in treating patients with TMJ compared to their training in dental school.Treatment of TMJ often involves the creation of a dental orthotic ,sometimes called a dental splint. The style of the orthotic varies greatly.Sometimes they are made for the upper teeth ,sometimes for the lower teeth. They may fit only on back teeth,only on front teeth and most often cover all the teeth on the arch it is made for.

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Whiplash

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Jaw pain, TMJ , headaches and neck ache can be symptoms as a result of a whiplash following a car accident ( MVA ). Some whiplash victims will experience the symptoms of jaw pain, headaches and neck ache very soon after a car accident. But that is not always the case. I see some patients who start to experience these symptoms months after the initial car accident. Why such a gap between the MVA and the whiplash symptoms?

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What is temperomandibular joint dysfunction ( TMJ )

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The only thing that holds your lower jaw on your head ,other than the skin on your face ,are muscles,ligaments and tendons. Together they act like two elastic bands on each side of the head ,which are in constant motion ,either opening or closing in some very complex moves. Temperomandiblaur dysfunction occurs when this complex is out of balance.The imbalance can create painful trigger points in the muscles of the head. The pain can be episodic, it can be mild or severe. These muscle and tendons can help in diagnosis of TMJ

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TMD Headaches vs. Migraines

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Headaches are among the costliest chronic conditions facing patients today. It’s estimated that migraines alone cost employers more than CAD 500 million per year in lost work productivity. But not all severe headaches are migraines. If you suffer from frequent debilitating headaches, please contact Calgary dentist Dr. Steven Cload today at 403-278-1415 to schedule an appointment.

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Suffering From TMD

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If you are experiencing pain or difficulties related to your jaw, it may be a result of your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Because symptoms of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) can be mild at first, many Calgary patients tend to overlook TMJ/TMD as a potential source of the problem until the pain becomes progressively worse over time.

This is why it is important to seek a professional evaluation if you suspect you may be suffering from TMD.

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Chronic TMJ Headaches and How Your Dentist May be Able to Help

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Many people suffer from recurring headaches that may be mistaken for migraines or associated with other conditions such as sinus ailments, toothaches and arthritis. These headaches may actually be caused by temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD), a term that applies to dysfunctions in the connective region between your lower jaw and skull.

If you experience chronic headaches that have otherwise defied diagnosis or treatment, Calgary dentist Dr. Steven Cload may be able to help. Dr. Cload has helped numerous patients correct the source of TMJ and find lasting relief from its painful symptoms. Please call 403-278-1415 to schedule your TMJ assessment.

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TMJ and Tension Headaches

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One of the most common forms of headache is the tension headache, which afflicts millions of people every day. Interestingly, the symptoms of a tension headache are similar to those of a headache caused by TMD/TMJ. If you find yourself constantly suffering from tension headaches, and your primary doctor has been unable to determine the source, Dr. Cload can examine your jaw and bite to determine whether or not you have TMD.

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Headaches and Your Dentist

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If you’re suffering from chronic headaches, a dentist is probably the last person you’d think of going to for help. However, a condition called temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD/TMJ) is one of the most common causes of severe, migraine-like headaches, and it can only be treated by a neuromuscular dentist.

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