TMJ

"TMJ syndrome” is what we commonly call Temporomandibular joint disorder. It means your TMJ joint — the joint which connects your jaw and your skull — is inflamed, and it often causes severe pain.

Common symptoms of TMJ syndrome:
  • Pain or difficulty while biting/chewing
  • Clicking or popping sound when opening or closing your mouth
  • Dull, aching pain in your face, ears or jaw
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Neck or shoulder pain

People feel TMJ pain in varying degrees, and there are many potential causes.

Common causes of TMJ pain:
  • Clenching or grinding your teeth
  • Malalignment of your teeth
  • Jaw thrusting
  • Excessive gum chewing
  • Excessive nail-biting
  • A joint disease, such as osteoarthritis
  • Lack of overbite

There are different ways to end the pain and discomfort caused by TMJ syndrome.

If your teeth are misaligned, dental work may be required to restore proper occlusion. The team at Northern Dental Centre can have you fitted with a special guard that will prevent your teeth from being damaged and keep your jaw from clenching while you sleep.

Contact Us

Northern Dental Centre
10014 102 Avenue Unit 201
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0Z7

Phone:
780-532-1786
Fax:
780-539-3032
Email:
reception@ndhc.ca

Hours of Operation:
Monday 9:30am-8:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am-7:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
Open Select Saturdays
Sunday: Closed

Other Services

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Sunday
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Dear Patients,

We are pleased to WELCOME YOU BACK! We are practicing SAFE DENTISTRY!

Rest assured that we have taken steps above what was required. After all, your health is our highest priority. We are finally OPEN and look forward to seeing you again soon!

OUR NEW HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOL:

  • When we speak with you regarding your appointment, we will be asking you additional screening questions. Patients who exhibit any symptoms will need to postpone their treatment.
  • When you arrive to your appointment, please wait in your car until your appointment time and bring as little as possible into the office with you.
  • If you have a mask or face covering, we encourage you to wear one to your appointment.
  • We will ask that you sanitize/wash your hands with soap and water upon entering the office and before leaving.
  • There will be a consent form for patients to sign upon arrival and we want you to know that the guidelines in place currently have staff member signing off on a daily consent that ensures they are ready and prepared to provide treatment in the safest possible way.

We want to assure everyone that our office takes the safety and health of our patients, their families, team members and doctors very seriously. Although our operations will be slightly different today than they were previously, we are excited to finally welcome you all back in a slow and safe manner.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time of transition to the new normal.

Sincerely,
Your Dental Team