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Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, best known as TMJ, is the disorder causing painful joints on either side of your jaw where the jawbone connects to the skull.
TMJ may occur from a combination of jaw injury, arthritis, clenching or grinding your teeth and genetics. This joint dysfunction usually happens when the structure of your jaw is damaged or falls out of place resulting in a clicking sound or grating sensation as you open your mouth or chew.
Our professional team at Franklin Dental wants to give you treatment for this disorder so you can live life without jaw pain.
Signs of TMJ
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
● Pain or tenderness in your jawHave Questions? Let’s Chat | (866) 513-0847Request Appointment
● Aching facial pain
● Difficulty or pain chewing
● Aching pain in or around your ear
● Pain in one or both of your temporomandibular joints
● A hard time opening and closing your mouth
It is vital for your health to treat TMJ as soon as possible in order to avoid further agony and we have some suggestions.
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● Moist heat application
●Muscle relaxants, over the counter pain relievers, aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs
●A bite plate or splint, an appliance that goes over your upper teeth keeping them from grinding against your lower teeth
*Note that we also offer a stabilization splint to prevent or reduce the intensity of jaw clenching while you sleep, in turn relieving some of your migraine pain
● Eat softer foods
● Avoid chewing gum and biting your nails
● Training or counselling to help eliminate stress
Get Help Today! For Your TMJ
If left too long without treatment or your procedure was unsuccessful, then you may require surgery on your jaw joint. We don’t want you to get to this point so let us help stop the pain before it gets worse. .
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Franklin Dental Centre (866) 513-0847
Open on Saturday and during the week nights, we can book you in for a dental appointment when most offices will be closed. Our friendly staff will provide you with a personalized dental experience, taking care of your tooth and gum needs. Our certified professionals will accommodate sedation requirements during your procedure to help get rid of those nerves. Get Directions
At Franklin Dental, there is no need to worry once your appointment is complete because we follow the 2019 Alberta Dental Fee Guide so your dental experience can be an affordable venture.
201 - 8706 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, AB
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Fort McMurray Family Dentists
Currently, we are taking on new patients and want you to be the next one. Call us to book your appointment with one of our dental personnel. When visiting Franklin Dental for the first time, you can expect a comprehensive oral exam and x-rays.
We will walk through our assessment of your teeth and gums, then discuss future treatments that are individually suited to you. You will leave Franklin Dental with a confident, proud smile.