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If you’re prone to dizziness or vertigo, you know how difficult it can be to keep up with your normal life. It can happen when one stands too quickly when their blood pressure is low. Or, it may be related to your Temporomandibular Joint.
This happens because the Temporomandibular Joint, TMJ, is the joint that connects the jaw to the skull and is located right beside the ear. The ear is responsible for maintaining your balance as well as allowing you to hear. When the TMJ is not functioning properly it has the ability to trigger the inner ear resulting in dizziness, pressure, popping and ringing in your ears.
If you have struggled with any of these issues, it may be a good idea to discuss your situation with Dr. Silver to determine if TMJ is the underlying cause. TMJ Disorder will not improve without treatment and symptoms will continue to come and go.
In addition to vertigo and ear pain, TMJ symptoms may include:
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- neck pain/li>
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If you live in the Calgary area and suspect your vertigo may be TMJ related, call (403) 278-1415 to arrange a free consultation appointment. Dr. Silver can perform diagnostic tests to determine if your bite and TMJ misalignment is the cause. There are a number of treatment options available that can restore proper alignment to the jaw and eliminate the painful and limiting symptoms of this common neuromuscular issue.
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.