Dentalife - Dr. Curtis Westersund - 
Dentist Calgary Downtown 
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20 March 2023
How Does TMJ Treatment By A Dentist in Calgary Work?

Dr. Curtis Westersund, General Dentist and TMJ Practitioner at Dentalife, Calgary Downtown: "When a dentist treats Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, the process generally involves a series of non-invasive therapies and, in some cases, oral appliances, specific dental care, or other treatments. The primary goal is to alleviate pain, improve joint function, and address the underlying […]

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28 February 2023
Experiencing TMJ Ear Pain in Calgary? Learn more about causes, symptoms, and treatment

Dentalife General dentist and TMJ treatment practitioner in Calgary, Alberta: Dr. Curtis Westersund:"TMJ ear pain can be a frustrating and uncomfortable experience for those who suffer from it. It can interfere with daily activities such as eating and speaking and impact one's quality of life. TMJ ear pain symptoms can be painful and distracting, making […]

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28 January 2023
The 10 Most Common Questions People Have About TMJ

Dr. Curtis Westersund, TMJ Care Practitioner at Dentalife in Calgary downtown:"Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ, TMD, or TMJD) is a condition that affects the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull. The disorder can cause a wide range of symptoms, including pain in the jaw joint and surrounding muscles, difficulty opening and closing the […]

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19 December 2022
How To Check If You Have TMJ In 5 Simple Steps

Dr. Curtis Westersund, TMJ Care Practitioner in Calgary:"TMJ, or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, is a dental and medical condition that affects the jaw joint(s), its related soft tissue and the muscles surrounding it. If left untreated, it can cause pain, discomfort, and even lock the jaw in place or limit its function. If you're experiencing any […]

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17 November 2022
Does A TMJ Disorder Go Away With TMJ Exercises?

Many patients ask us this question: "What can you do yourself to your TMJ disorder?" The Temporomandibular joint, more commonly known as the TMJ, is part of the jaw that helps make your upper and lower teeth work together. It helps the jaw muscles by guiding your jaw when it open, close, chews and grinds food. […]

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11 October 2022
A Dentist's Guide to Treating TMJ Pain in Calgary

How do you know if the pain you feel is caused by your TMJ? You may have pain in your neck or back. You may feel tightness in the muscles around your jaw or temple. You may experience tension headaches, ringing in your ears, vertigo, or earaches. You may have trouble swallowing. You may experience […]

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20 September 2022
9 Surprising Causes of TMJ You May Not Know About

You might not have even heard of TMJ, or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, but it’s fairly common amongst people of all ages … from young too old. What causes TMJ in Calgary?  If you’re wondering why you suffer from a loss of jaw or neck function, migraines, headaches, jaw pain, neck pain, ear pain, facial pain, sinus […]

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28 August 2022
How do you know when you need new dentures?

Losing your teeth is always a traumatic day. No matter how bad your own teeth were, replacing what you grew up with is usually a scary moment. Then you get new replacement for your teeth and over time, these new replacements become a part of you. After time, your denture or dentures become a normal […]

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19 July 2022
3 Things You Can Do When You Have TMJ Migraines or Headaches

If you suffer from headaches or migraines as the result of TMJ, you’re not alone. But first: What are TMJ migraines or headaches actually? TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint and refers to the joints under your ears, specifically the joint in your jaw where your lower jaw connects to your skull. When these joints become […]

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28 June 2022
How to Check If You Have TMJ Pain and What to Do About It

If you’re experiencing jaw pain, popping, clicking, and other types of discomfort in your mouth or jaw area, you may have TMJ disorder. While this condition can be difficult to diagnose, it’s easy to see if you have TMJ related pain simply by examining your own jaw at home. TMJ pain can be incredibly debilitating and […]

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