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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.
Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Having a sore jaw area or a jaw joint that pops or clicks
- Suffering from frequent chronic headaches or migraines
- Tooth grinding
- Experiencing difficulty or pain while chewing
Though these symptoms are not always indicative of TMD, left undiagnosed and untreated, they can worsen over time to cause serious and even debilitating pain. This is why Dr. Silver uses a range of tools to evaluate and diagnose TMD.
If your symptoms are the result of neuromuscular TMJ issues, Dr. Silver can provide several TMD treatment options. These options can not only help alleviate the painful symptoms associated with disorder, but they also aim to correct the issues that are causing the symptoms in the first place.
To learn more about TMD or to schedule a consultation in Calgary, Alberta, contact Southcentre Dental Clinic today.
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.