How Can TENS Help TMD Symptoms?

Dentist Serving Calgary, Cochrane, Airdrie and Nearby Areas of Alberta

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For many people, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) can lead to long-term discomfort and pain, leaving them afraid to see a dentist. However, the best treatment for TMD begins with a visit to a dentist in Alberta with experience providing neuromuscular treatment. TMD can cause a wide range of symptoms including:

  • Headaches or migraines
  • Pain in the jaw, shoulders, neck, back, teeth and behind the eyes
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Dizziness
  • Earaches or ringing in the ears
  • Teeth grinding
  • Clicking or popping sounds in the jaw joint

One treatment option that can greatly reduce the pain associated with TMD is called transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). TENS works by delivering mild electrical pulses to the muscles of your face and jaw to stimulate muscle contractions. TENS therapy helps TMD sufferers because it:

  • Increases blood flow to affected areas
  • Acts as a massage for the sensitive muscles of the face and jaw
  • Uses your own metabolic heat to soothe sore muscles
  • Allows for deep relaxation
  • Facilitates improved mobility
  • Eliminates pressure on nerves
  • Stimulates naturally pain-relieving endorphins

At Aesthetic Dental Studio, we are committed to finding the right neuromuscular dentistry solutions for your TMD. Please contact our office in Calgarym, Alberta online or call 403-543-4600 today to schedule an appointment.