TMJ

Dentist in Calgary Serving Northwest, Downtown, and Nearby Calgary, Alberta

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Are you experiencing pain, ringing, or difficulty hearing in one or both of your ears? While the obvious cause may seem to be an ear infection, the underlying problem may actually have very little to do with your ears at all. For many, the pain or discomfort they are experiencing in their ears is the result of a misalignment with their jaw, known as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). But how can you determine what’s causing your ear pain?

TMJ disorder, also abbreviated TMD, is a condition that causes a number of painful or uncomfortable symptoms. One of the main causes of TMD is a misaligned jaw, which can happen after certain types of dental work. It can also occur due to missing or damaged teeth, which dental work can help to repair.Man sitting on steps, holding head because he has a headache caused by TMJ disorder

Many people, both adults and children, suffer from misaligned teeth. This can cause a number of problems, including issues with the jaw, problems breathing, and higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, crooked teeth are generally not considered attractive and may hurt your first impression on dates or job interviews.Braces help make your smile more attractive | Dr. Kendra Schick | Full Face Orthodontics

Patient education is a cornerstone of our mission at Evolution Dental. Dr. Kendra Schick is committed to helping every patient fully understand the details of his or her condition as well as the treatment she recommends. We care about you and want you to make informed decisions about the direction of your dental care.

This blog is an extension of that commitment to education. Here, we hope to provide you with information about a number of topics related to the health, maintenance and well-being of your oral structure and general well-being.