TMJ Treatment in Windsor

What is TMJ?

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TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, refers to a condition that affects the jaw joint and surrounding muscles. It can cause pain, discomfort, and difficulty in jaw movement. If you're experiencing symptoms such as jaw pain, headaches, or clicking sounds when you open or close your mouth, you may be suffering from TMJ.

TMJ can greatly impact your quality of life, making it difficult to eat, speak, or even sleep comfortably. If left untreated, it can lead to chronic pain and more severe complications. However, there are effective treatments available to alleviate your symptoms and restore normal jaw function. Don't let TMJ control your life - take action and seek professional help in Windsor today.

TMJ Treatment Windsor

Did you know…

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TMJ affects approximately 10 million Americans, with women being more prone to the condition than men.

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The TMJ Treatment Process

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The first step in the TMJ treatment process is a thorough diagnosis. Our experienced, Windsor-based dentists, Dr. Daniel Banks and Dr. Jacob Dunham, will conduct a comprehensive examination, which may include X-rays or other imaging tests, to assess the extent of your TMJ condition. This will help us determine the most appropriate treatment plan for you.

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Non-Invasive Treatments

In many cases, non-invasive treatments can effectively alleviate TMJ symptoms. These may include lifestyle modifications, such as stress reduction techniques, avoiding hard and chewy foods, and practicing relaxation exercises. Our dentists may also recommend the use of a custom-fitted oral appliance, which can help to realign the jaw and reduce muscle tension.

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Advanced Treatment Options in Windsor

For more severe cases of TMJ, advanced treatment options may be necessary. These can include:

1. Orthodontic Treatment: Correcting misaligned teeth or bite issues can help to alleviate TMJ symptoms by improving the alignment of the jaw joint.
2. Botox Injections: Botox can be used to temporarily relax the muscles around the jaw joint, providing relief from TMJ pain and reducing muscle tension.
3. Dental Restorations: In cases where tooth damage or misalignment is contributing to TMJ symptoms, dental restorations such as crowns or bridges may be recommended to restore proper jaw alignment.

What can I expect at a sedation consultation?

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Treatment Review

First, your dentist will review your treatment plan to determine if sedation is a good option for your procedure. Certain types of sedation are recommended, or necessary, for more invasive or lengthy dental procedures. But there are others that are better for relieving tension and anxiety.

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Health Evaluation

Your dentist will discuss your health history and overall health to determine if sedation is appropriate for you. Certain issues, like past drug addiction, the use of certain prescription medications, and some health problems may affect your ability to be sedated with your chosen method.

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Needs & Concerns

Your dentist will ask questions to determine your particular needs and concerns. How deeply do you wish to be sedated? What is making you anxious about your procedure? Do you have a low pain threshold? An honest conversation about the answers will help determine which sedation options will be appropriate for you. 

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Recommendations & Options

With the information your dentist has collected, they will lay out all your available sedation options and discuss with you each one’s effects and instructions. With their recommendation and your input, we can help you choose the right option for your procedure.

Did you know…

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Chronic stress and teeth grinding are common contributors to TMJ disorders.

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The Benefits of TMJ Treatment in Windsor

Pain Relief

TMJ treatment can provide significant pain relief, allowing you to enjoy a better quality of life in Windsor. By addressing the underlying causes of TMJ, such as muscle tension or jaw misalignment, treatment can help alleviate jaw pain, headaches, and discomfort.

Improved Jaw Function

TMJ treatment aims to restore proper jaw function, allowing you to eat, speak, and yawn without discomfort or limitations. By realigning the jaw joint and reducing muscle tension, treatment can improve jaw mobility and function.

Enhanced Overall Well-being

TMJ can have a significant impact on your overall well-being, affecting your ability to sleep, concentrate, and enjoy daily activities. By addressing TMJ symptoms, treatment can improve your overall well-being and restore your quality of life.

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  • Mon: 8:00am - 3:30pm
  • Tue: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thurs: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • FRI: 8:00am - 3:30pm