LAUREL DENTAL Office

TMJ / TMD Edmonton


  • Do you suffer from chronic pain in the jaw, face, head, neck or shoulders?
  • Do you experience aching pain in and around your ear, or even ringinig in your ear?
  • Do you wake up with headaches and neckpain?

If so, give us a call today for your Free Consultation. You may be suffering from an under-diagnosed problem known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, or TMD.

Chronic migraines or headaches could be a sign of TMD. We can help.

No wait times for your TMJ appointment. Book yours now.

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What is a TMD?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the name of the joint located on either side of your head, just in front of your ears. These joints connect your jawbone to the skull. This joint in combination with other muscles and ligaments, lets you chew, swallow, speak and yawn. When you have a problem with the muscle, bone or other tissue in the area around the TMJ, you may have a TMD.

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What causes TMD?

This condition is caused by a combination of factors like jaw injuries and joint disease, such as arthritis. It is believed that bruxism (tooth clenching or grinding) and head or neck muscle tension may make TMD symptoms worse. Stress is also a possible factor. However, it is not clear if stress causes TMDs or is a result of them.

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TMJ Treatment Options in Edmonton

Every patient is unique and treatment depends on factors, like age, medical history, occlusion, muscular activity, missing teeth, restorations, etc. As such, there are different treatment options, including a dental splint, orthodontics, orthotics, botox injections, etc. That's why we offer a free consultation to go over all your treatment options.



Botox for TMJ Treatment

We also provide botox treatment for grinding (bruxism) and muscular pain associated with TMD. Botulinum Toxin (OnabotulinumtoxinA) has been shown to reduce heavy muscular contractions and excessive grinding. Botulinum Toxin works by blocking nerve signals that cause uncontrollable muscle movements, essentially relaxing the muscles. Most insurance companies have started covering therapeutics injections, and we could send them an estimate on your behalf.

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