TMD/TMJ Treatments in SW Calgary, AB

TMD/TMJ Treatments Near You

Do you have frequent and significant pain in your head, shoulders, and neck, combined with popping or clicking sounds in your jaw, and find it difficult to open or move your jaw in a normal range? You might be suffering from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD, often mistakenly known as TMJ). This disorder can lead to a lot of pain, and even difficulty eating, so it’s important that you get the proper TMD treatment near you.

It’s important to find a dentist in SW Calgary, AB T3E 0B2 who will screen regularly for TMD as Bow Trail Dental does. We’ll regularly ask you if you find yourself grinding your teeth, if your jaw is clicking or popping, and we’ll check how your jaws range of motion compares to a normal range. Regular screening means that we can catch symptoms of TMD early and the treatment for TMD near you is likely to be simpler and more effective.

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Treatment for TMD/TMJ in SW Calgary

It is very common to have both TMD and bruxism, also known as teeth grinding. The most common treatment for TMD in SW Calgary is to use a stabilizing appliance, which we fabricate here at Bow Trail Dental. Appliances may offer different levels of coverage and stiffness, but the most commonly prescribed are complete coverage stabilizing devices. These cover all of your upper or lower teeth and will not shift your teeth or change your bite. They can help to relieve the strain on your jaw related to TMD and bruxism, letting the muscles relax. Using a partial coverage or repositioning appliance is likely to cover fewer of your teeth and may be designed to reposition your teeth if you have a poor bite and need a larger adjustment instead of just protection.

Phase One of Treatment

Treating teeth grinding and TMD is quite similar since the first phase of treatment is generally the use of a mouth guard. However, stabilizing appliances for TMJ disorders are always rigid and are precisely calibrated for your mouth’s particular needs. We offer TMJ treatment near you to determine the most precise solution for your needs. Please refrain from ordering night guards online if you have a TMJ disorder.

Phase Two of Treatment

Phase two of TMD treatment in SW Calgary may be needed once the worst of the problem is resolved using the repositioning appliance. This phase might include steps like reshaping the surfaces of your teeth that are used for biting; orthodontics for more repositioning; and possibly surgery if teeth and jawbones need even more severe adjustments.


At Bow Trail Dental, we screen for TMD and provide TMD treatment in SW Calgary AB T3E 0B2. This includes fabricating stabilizing appliances for teeth grinding and TMJ disorders. Our office offers TMJ treatment in SW Calgary, so we can get you well on your way to resolving your TMJ issues. However, we can also assist you with referrals to a specialist should you desire or require it.

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