TMJ Pain Management
Do you suffer from tight jaw, headaches and sensitive teeth?
Chances are you are clenching or grinding your teeth! They say you are not a true townie if you don’t own a night guard…
There are many different causes for TMJ ( temporo-mandibular joint) disorder like :
Arthritis, misalignment of teeth, previous impaction or blow to the jaw or most common – stress and teeth grinding.
Get relief from :
Jaw stiffness and discomfort while chewing
Migraine – type of headaches
Clicking and popping sounds while chewing
All of those symptoms can be address and eliminated through a series of treatments including custom made night guards, personalized exercises, teeth alignment or sometimes Botox injections.
Contact us to schedule a consultation or let our hygienist know about it at your next hygiene visit and we will discuss your future treatment!
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TMJ made simple
The temporomandibular (tem-puh-roe-man-DIB-u-lur) joint (TMJ) acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. You have one joint on each side of your jaw. TMJ disorders — a type of temporomandibular disorder or TMD — can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement.
Frequently ask questions regarding TMD:
- Can TMD be fixed?
While TMD is a painful disorder that affects your day-to-day activities, the good news is a dentist CAN help to fix it. With careful diagnosis and proper treatment, we can also prevent further damage to your teeth and joints
- What happens if you leave TMD untreated?
Although not life threatening, if TMD is left untreated, it can contribute to significant discomfort and tension. Chronic pain can lead to the development of diseases like anxiety and depression. TMJ disorders have been linked to migraine headaches and other types of severe headaches. Frequently, the joint that connects the jaw to the skull becomes unaligned; in order to compensate, the muscles in your face, neck, jaw, and other parts of the body become stressed or fatigue.
- Does the night guard cover upper and lower teeth?
The night guards help in some situations to improve TMD and they are made only for one arch – either top OR bottom teeth, the size and type of night guard will have to be determined by the dentist after a thorough exam of your joint condition
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Dr. Magdalena de Angelis
Dr. de Angelis obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1993 and 2 years later she opened “Towngate Dental Centre”. She is a member of Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, Ontario Dental Assoc., Ottawa Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, an Invisalign Provider and a Fellow of International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Over the past 28 years she has been providing dental treatment always striving to be on the forefront of dental technology and new dental procedures.
When I opened this office in 1995 I had a clear vision of what I want to create – a small, family oriented and friendly office where people come with no fear, anxiety of unknown, where all their concerns are taken care of carefully and in professional manner.
Outside circumstances have changed, our team members change over the years but I am happy to see that our core valuesvalues like trust, kindness, reliability and knowledge stay the same.
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Dr. Ravneet Kaur
Dr Ravneet Kaur is a graduate from Government Dental College Amritsar, India with degree in Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS). She worked in private practice and volunteered at various rural dental camps before migrating to Canada where she successfully completed her NDEB graduation. She has received distinction during her graduation in various subjects. She strongly believes in upgrading her skills and giving enhanced dental care to her patients.
Her keen learning instinct and tireless pursuit of dental excellence led her do further certifications in Oral Sedation, Implants, Endodontics, Oral Surgery, Crown & bridge preparation, Invisalign. She enjoys all the aspects of dentistry and loves interacting with patients. She is currently residing in Ottawa and enjoy exploring new places and spending time with family.