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TMJ/TMD Treatment

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+1 (604) 942-1006

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#3120-1971 Lougheed Hwy
Port Coquitlam, B.C., V3B 0K2

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info@oxfordfamilydental.com

TMJ/TMD TREATMENT

TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDERS

Temporomandibular disorders (TMD or TMJ) are a group of problems that cause pain in the jaw and surrounding muscles. It can either be a slight nuisance or a severe problem.

Common symptoms include:

  • Pain in the jaw joint or chewing muscles
  • Pain in the jaw, neck, or face
  • Stiff jaw muscles
  • A jaw that locks or has limited movement
  • Painful clicking, popping, or grating in the jaw joint

If you suffer from severe TMJ, a surgical route may be your best option. If your symptoms, however, are quite mild, there are other routes you can go. The first thing that must be done is to book an appointment with Port Coquitlam dental practice, Oxford Family Dental. A dental professional will need to review your symptoms as well as your dental history, and give you a thorough investigation to see what options would be best for you.

Some nonsurgical options include:

Stabilization or splint

This is a bite splint that involves fitting a plastic guard over the upper or lower teeth. It helps to prevent clenching and grinding of the teeth and typically only needs to be worn at night, unless directed differently by your dentist.

Physical Therapy

These are options that include stretching exercises, acupuncture, or ultrasound treatments, among others, to help relax your jaw muscles.

Drug Therapy

Anti-inflammatory medications may be prescribed to relieve pain and relax your jaw muscles.

If surgery is the route you need to take, your Port Coquitlam dentist will lay out all options to you and help you decide how to continue.

Together, you and your dentist will come up with the correct plan that is suited to you.

For more information about the TMJ/TMD treatments offered or to arrange your appointment at our Port Coquitlam dental practice, please call (604) 942-1006 or contact us online!

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Matt Kelly
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2022-02-10
From the start Dr. Chahal and the team took into consideration my high anxiety about coming to the dentist due to childhood traumas of past dentists treating me as just another "patient" But the entire team from Reception, Hygienist, Dental assistant and Dentist made me feel empowered to keep my Dental hygiene strong and wanting to up keep with my appointments. They see you as a person and make you feel welcome and comfortable always checking in on you while the appointment moves along. I couldn't recommend a better Dental practice and truly feel all his employees are passionate about every patient giving them the best service you could expect from what once scared me to go for cleanings. I now look forward because they have erased all fear from what others have done, they make me want to do my best with my dental hygiene and give me knowledge about the importance of what they do allowing me to be part of my dental health. Before I allowed fear to detour me from coming to the dentist, but now I am a strong believer in putting my dental hygiene in top priority as it plays a huge factor in our physical and mental health. If you have pain in your mouth it stops you from enjoying the food that nourishes our body which can lead to even more problems. So if you have had poor dental experiences in the past, fear to come in because you've put it off for so long or just want to experience what a dentist is suppose to truly be I recommend Oxford Family Dental for all ages and will continue recommending them to all my friends and family.
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CONTACT US

Call The Office

+1 (604) 942-1006

Office Location

#3120-1971 Lougheed Hwy
Port Coquitlam, B.C., V3B 0K2

Email Us

info@oxfordfamilydental.com

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