TMJ Treatment Montreal
If you suffer from TMJ disorder, or believe that you might and are seeking answers, it is important to know that there are treatment options available to ease you of your discomfort and correct your biting habits. We provide a number of TMJ treatments at Smile Montreal to help improve our patients' quality of life, because we know how significant the effects of TMJ disorder can be. This condition can cause a range of symptoms, including:
- Headaches / Migraines
- Facial Pain
- Neck and Shoulder Pain
- Tinnitus (Ringing In The Ears)
- Unexplained Loose Teeth
- Sensitive and Sore Teeth
- Jaw Pain
- Limited Jaw Movement or Locking Jaw
- Numbness or Tingling in the Fingers, Hands and Arms
- Worn or Cracked Teeth
- Clicking or Popping Jaw Joints
Through a number of different methodologies, we can mitigate or eliminate altogether these conditions. Take steps today to improve your life - schedule a consultation with Dr. Patrick Casey and take advantage of the TMJ treatments available at our Montreal dental practice.
TMJ Disorder - Diagnosis and Treatment Options
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders stem from a variety of conditions affecting the chewing system, namely the muscles (power source), nerves (controls), and joints of the jaw. After a thorough bite analysis, we offer several TMJ treatment options at our Montreal-area practice, each of which can be discussed in a neuromuscular consultation with our dentists.
Advanced TMJ treatment at our Montreal-area practice is a large part of our preventive approach to dentistry . While most dentists limit treatment to the teeth, bones, and gums, we believe that it is necessary to treat the nerves and muscles that control the mouth in order to achieve optimum function of the jaw, as well as the health and well being of the rest of the body. This neuromuscular method of dentistry allows us to non-surgically realign the jaw in a way that reduces or eliminates problems associated with TMJ disorder. The cause of the TMJ disorder can be due to a variety of factors. We use many high-tech pieces of equipment, such as the K7 evaluation system, to be able to track jaw movements, measure muscle function and pathology, and listen to your joints to determine how serious the damage is. We also use the i-CAT® which produces a 3-dimensional view of the joint and helps determine the extent of TMJ disorders. The i-CAT® system produces three-dimensional images in a matter of seconds and is quick and effective. After determining the cause of the disorder, Dr. Casey can go about treating conditions such as headaches, migraines, neck and jaw pain, earaches, difficulty chewing, stiffness when opening and closing the mouth, and general pain throughout the face, head, and neck.
During your appointment with Dr. Casey, he can diagnose the root causes of your condition and determine the most effective, and most efficient, treatment method. These methods may include:
- Phase 1: The first phase starts with diagnosing the existing pathological bite and seeing how it relates to your present symptoms. We do this by taking records followed with relaxing your muscles. This will allow us to determine if we believe there is a relationship between how your jaw is presently functioning and your symptoms. If we believe it to be the case, we then proceed with an orthotic, which is a reversible diagnostic phase that allows us to determine if you are responding to treatment
- Phase 2: Once Phase 1 is completed, we work to rid you of this orthotic and get you in the physiologic position that is relieving your symptoms in a more permanent way. This may be through orthodontics, full mouth rehabilitation or simply adjusting your present teeth with what we call coronoplasty.
If you suffer from multiple oral health conditions, Dr. Casey may recommend a full mouth reconstruction plan to more effectively treat all of the issues at the same time.
Discover Which TMJ Treatment is Right for You - Contact Us Today
Contact us today to schedule a TMJ treatment consultation with Montreal-area dentist Dr. Patrick Casey. By aligning the jaw so that teeth and joints work together properly, Dr. Casey can alleviate the pain and pressure associated with TMJ disorders. A healthy, functional jaw allows for unimpaired speaking, chewing, laughing, and smiling.