Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) can affect every aspect of your life. Debilitating pain in your head, neck, and jaw can keep you from ever wanting to do anything. The symptoms of TMD can be treated by an experienced neuromuscular dentist by realigning the jaw and easing the tension on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Here are some ideas on what to look for in choosing a dentist to treat your TMD:
- Experience - Choose a dentist who has the knowledge and skill to diagnose and treat your pain. If you have been plagued by headaches but nothing seems to help relieve them, an experienced neuromuscular dentist may be able to tell you if your headaches are a symptom of a misaligned jaw. Dr. Chee and Dr. Geminiano have gained the knowledge necessary to treat your TMD effectively
- Comfort - It is important that your dentist address any concerns you have and answer any questions that may come up. You should be able to trust that your dentist is concerned about your welfare and is interested in relieving the pain you may have suffered through for years. Your neuromuscular dentist should be able to explain to you what is causing your TMD, as well as how it will be treated. If you don't feel a level of comfort, then you should find another dentist
- Technology - Various means, both high and low tech, can be used to treat your TMD. These include the TENS unit, electromyography, and electrosonography technology. Dr. Chee and Dr. Geminiano may also suggest orthodontic treatment is the best course of treatment, or even wearing a custom mouth guard in combination with one of the machines.
Your health and well-being should be the number one concern to your TMD dentist. Hopefully after a course of treatment, your symptoms will have eased or vanished as your jaw becomes aligned. If you are in Calgary, Alberta and are in need of an experienced neuromuscular dentist to treat symptoms associated with TMD, please contact the team at Aesthetic Dental Studio today.