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For help with your headaches and jaw pain, our Calvary, Alberta dentist can alleviate your TMD/TMJ symptoms.
How do I know if I have a neuromuscular disorder?
Neuromuscular symptoms can include a wide range of problems, from headaches and jaw soreness to tooth loss and stiff muscles. The only way to find out if you have a TMJ/TMD problem is to undergo a thorough evaluation from an experienced neuromuscular specialist like Dr. Jennifer Silver.
As a neuromuscular professional who has seen countless cases of neuromuscular problems, Dr. Silver understands the body mechanics and stability issues that can lead to an imbalanced bite. Often, there are other body issues that can cause these symptoms, so it is important to choose a dentist who has a well-rounded background in the field of neuromuscular dentistry.
Can TMJ be permanently cured?
TMJ problems are usually very treatable, but proper evaluation and TMJ / TMD diagnosis is an important element in finding a permanent solution. For some patients treated at our Calgary neuromuscular dentistry office, referral to a trusted chiropractor or other specialist is recommended. Before any type of treatment is designed, it is suggested that you visit our LVI-trained Calgary dentist Dr. Jennifer Silver for a full TMD evaluation.
Are the TMJ treatments expensive?
The cost of neuromuscular treatment will depend largely on the diagnosis and treatment recommendations Dr. Silver delivers. In some cases, insurance may cover a portion of the expenses. For patients who prefer to pay for TMJ/TMD treatment over time, we offer affordable payment plans and flexible financing options. Please contact Southcentre Dental Clinic in Alberta today to get started.
What happens if a neuromuscular treatment doesn’t work?
Because there are so many components working together to create a balanced bite, it often takes more than one type of treatment to turn a bad bite into a healthy one. Treatment combinations may include lifestyle changes, postural or physical therapies, chiropractic care, cosmetic dentistry, or orthotic devices, depending on your physical symptoms and jaw-tracking diagnosis results. Dr. Silver and his team will work hard to ensure your neuromuscular problems can be solved using the most conservative and efficient treatments possible.
If you’d like to know more about TMJ and neuromuscular dentistry, see Choosing the Right TMJ/TMD Treatment or submit a question online.
Don’t settle for a Calgary dentist who lacks training in the important field of neuromuscular dentistry. For TMJ / TMD services and smile design with jaw joint health in mind, please contact Southcentre Dental Clinic in Calgary, Alberta, today. Call us at (403) 278-1415.
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.