TMJ Disorder (TMD) Care
TMJ Therapy Intro
It is important to look at all of your body’s structural interactions to provide effective change and improvement to muscle strain and pain.
No part of the body works in isolation so a coordinated effort works best at finding solutions. We have a coordinated team who works at providing you effective therapy and treatment.
Our treatment goal is to reduce structural stress and strain in the entire body in a coordinated protocol.
TMJ Therapy Process
“Chronic Pain / TMD Dysfunction therapy requires time, patience, and care.”
We will discuss possible options to treat your TMJ Disorder (TMJD) after a thorough consultation. During the consultation, we may take a Cone Beam CAT Scan of your jaws, jaw joints, airway and neck to assist in any diagnosis or treatment options.
A 1 hour appointment to improve the balance of your bite using a digital occlusion analysis system (called the T-scan) and micro-adjustments to begin to eliminate bite strain in clenching and chewing.
3 hour appointment to assess jaw and neck muscle activity, jaw movement, and joint function. Along with physiotherapy provided by Ultra Low Frequency T.E.N.S. a more healthy bite starting position can be determined.
A 2 hour appointment that will balance your new orthotic to your bite. Includes 1 hour U.L.F. T.E.N.S. therapy and T-scan guided adjustments to a ‘Natural Fit’ dental orthotic.
Follow Up care
As your jaw structure begins heal and improve its function and balance, and as your posture improves, adjustments to your bite and/or your orthotic will be required to continue to provide balanced support.
Fees and Payment Plans
A question often asked at our downtown Calgary dental clinic: “Does my Insurance company pay for TMD care?”
Dental benefits are determined by your employer. Often dental benefit packages purposely exclude TMD/TMJ therapy coverage.
Our Treatment Coordinator will help you find the best solution for you and your therapy.