Dentalife - Dr. Curtis Westersund - 
Dentist Calgary Downtown 
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30 August 2023
Explaining the Intricate Relationship Between Facial Pain and TMJ Disorder

Dr. Curtis Westersund, Calgary TMJ Treatment Provider:"Imagine waking up to a day filled with promise, only to be greeted by persistent facial pain that clouds your every moment. This is a reality for many individuals grappling with Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ).  Often overlooked or misdiagnosed, the connection between facial pain and TMJ disorder runs deep, […]

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26 July 2023
What is a "TMJ Dentist"? TMJ Disorders and TMJ Treatment Explained

"For the record: There is no such thing as a “TMJ Dentist”.  Confused? Here's why: All Alberta dentists have been in dental school to become certified General Dentists, but there is actually no specific education to become a certified dentist for TMJ treatments. For that reason, the Alberta Dental Association (ADA), doesn't allow Alberta dentists to […]

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20 June 2023
The Most Common TMJ Pain Symptoms and How to Find Treatment in Calgary

Dr. Curtis Westersund, TMJ Practitioner at Dentalife, Calgary Downtown: "In the first place, seek treatment to alleviate your pain and improve your overall well-being ASAP. Waiting always makes things worse. Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder can have a significant impact on a person's quality of life, causing pain and discomfort in the jaw joint and surrounding […]

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31 May 2023
Can TMJ Treatment Help to Get Rid of Migraines?

Dr. Curtis Westersund, TMJ Practitioner, Calgary Downtown: "The human body is a fascinating interplay of systems, working harmoniously to support our daily lives. However, even the slightest imbalance in your body can lead to discomfort, even pain. One such instance is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, commonly referred to as TMJ. This crucial hinge joint connects the jaw […]

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27 April 2023
12 TMJ Causes You Probably Didn't Know About.

Calgary TMJ Treatment Provider Dr. Curtis Westersund, at Dentalife:"TMJ or temporomandibular joint disorder is a condition that affects the joints in the jaw that connect the skull to the lower jawbone. It can lead to pain, discomfort, and difficulty in chewing or speaking. Many factors can cause TMJ, and some of them are often overlooked. In […]

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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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