TMJ Treatment in Calgary, AB

If you’re experiencing sudden or persistent pain in the joints of your jaw, you might at first think it’s just from chewing too hard. But in reality, this type of pain is often an indicator of TMJ, or temporomandibular joint syndrome.

One of the first options you can take to try to minimize your pain or discomfort is to limit the number of hard-to-chew products you currently consume in your diet – things like meat and sandwiches.

If the pain and discomfort persist, you should consider making an appointment at Comfort Care Dental in Calgary, AB for a thorough diagnosis and treatment plan. Your comfort is our priority! We are equipped to provide you with TMJ Treatment in SW Calgary.

Yes, there are many home remedies available on the internet, but since TMJ is painful and can negatively affect your ability to eat and swallow, it’s really not a condition to try to self-remedy.

Initial treatment may include pain relievers and muscle relaxers; but if they don’t work, the next option in line is oral splints and mouth guards which have been known to helps thousands of patients.

It’s important that you work with a dentist who can custom mold a mouth guard for your specific mouth and need rather than purchasing a one-size-fits-all over the internet.

Your dentist can also provide guidance and education to help you best understand whether or not you have any particular behaviors that may be aggravating your pain, so you can avoid them. Some examples include teeth clenching or grinding, leaning on your chin, or biting your fingernails.

If initial treatments don’t work, your dentist may recommend corticosteroid injections into the joint or Botox into the jaw muscles, both of which have proven to be highly effective in pain management.

The last resort is always surgery; however, since surgery involves more risks than other procedures, it should be considered very carefully after other remedies have been exhausted.

When you make your appointment at Comfort Care Dental in Calgary, AB, please be ready to answer the following questions to help us get to a treatment plan that will work best for you as quickly as possible:

  • When did the pain begin?
  • Have you had pain like this in the past?
  • Has your stress level increased recently?
  • How often do you have headaches, neck aches or toothaches?
  • Does your jaw click or pop when you move it? If, yes, is it painful?

With the many options that are available through Comfort Care Dental, there’s no need to live with the pain you’ve been enduring. Make your appointment now to get TMJ Treatment in Calgary, AB. Our practice welcomes patients from the surrounding areas of Sunalta, Beltline, Hillhurst, Downtown West End, Eau Claire, and Lower Mount Royal.

 

We are opening with changes to keep you safe!

We are looking forward to seeing each and every one of you, very soon! We will be opening our clinic for all your dental care needs on June 1st. Until then, we are still available for any emergency and urgent dental care you may require.

Our office will have a number of changes designed around giving you a safe, efficient and comfortable experience.

Here’s what to expect:

To book an appointment, please follow the steps below:

Call the office line:

Be prepared to answer the following questions;

  • Have you experienced a fever, cough, runny nose or difficulty breathing in the last two weeks, as we will need to know prior to booking?
  • Have you travelled outside of Alberta within the last 14 days?
  • Have you been diagnosed with covid19 or come in contact with a known covid 19 case?

What we will need from you:

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment and be patient as we follow rigorous and mandated Covid 19 protocols including a health screening prior to your appointment. Please sanitize your hands when you arrive.
  • Please come to your appointment wearing a mask.
  • Be prepared for us to take your temperature at the time of your visit using a no-contact thermometer
  • Be prepared to fill out a covid health questionnaire and consent for treatment form when you arrive.
  • If you have changes to your insurance, please call the office ahead of time to update this information.

Waiting Room:

  • Accompaniment of patients will be limited to one essential caregiver and one parent of minors; all others will be asked to wait in their vehicle outside the clinic.

What the clinic is doing to ensure your safety:

  • Enhanced cleaning methods with approved sanitization products
  • Hand Sanitization station-please sanitize your hands when you arrive
  • Staggered appointment times to allow for cleaning in between patients
  • Plexiglas barrier at the front desk to minimize exposure between staff and patient.
  • Tap payments (no cash payments will be accepted at this time)
  • All team members will be pre-screened before and when they arrive to work to ensure they are healthy to work. Any team member that does not pass the screening will be asked to go home. We are doing this to ensure we are keeping you and all our team members safe. All team members will be wearing the appropriate PPE at all times and employing high standards of hand hygiene and infection control
  • All service personnel and couriers will be screened and asked to sanitize when they arrive and all deliveries will be sprayed and stored to sanitize before handling

The above changes may take some time to get used to and may seem overwhelming, but we are making them because the health of our patients and staff remains our top priority.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to seeing you and appreciate your support to help maintain a safe environment in our clinic.

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