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Title: Credence Physiotherapy - TMJ Treatment Calgary

Credence Physiotherapy TMJ Calgary
Our primary goal is achieving the safest and
fastest recovery for our clients getting them
back to their pre-injury functional level.
Who are we
At Credence Physiotherapy and Massage Centre -
Our team is focused on providing an excellent
standard of care that helps to find the root
cause and help you to alleviate your pain and
assist you to resume your preinjury functional
level. Our hands-on approach to patient care
provides effective, efficient, and long-lasting
results. We treat patients with Motor vehicle
accidents, Sports injuries, Vertigo/Dizziness,
TMJ dysfunction Calgary etc. We accept direct
billing with almost all of the insurance
TMJ Dysfunction
  • TMJ stands for Temperomandibular Joint Disorder
    which is your jaw joint. The temperomandibular
    joint is formed by the mandible or jaw bone,
    joining with the temporal bone of the skull, just
    below and in front of the ear.
  • TMJ dysfunction can be diagnosed by your TMJ
    physiotherapist, a physiotherapist with advanced
    training in jaw dysfunction, your dental
    practitioner or oral maxillofacial surgeon. TMD
    is a clinical movement dysfunction diagnosis.
    They may recommend dental X-rays, CT scan or MRI
    to further investigate your condition.

TMJ Dysfunction Symptoms
  • You may or may not experience jaw pain or
    tenderness with TMJ dysfunction. The most common
    symptoms include
  • Jaw clicking
  • Jaw popping
  • Grinding
  • Limited jaw opening, or jaw deviation while
    opening (which you can observe in a mirror)
  • Inability to fully clench your jaw.

Causes of TMJ Dysfunction
  • TMJ dysfunction is considered a multifaceted
    musculoskeletal disorder. The most common causes
    of TMD include
  • Masticatory muscle dysfunction,
  • Derangement/displacement of TMJ articular disc
  • Bruxism nocturnal grinding of teeth leads to
    increased pressure in TMJ and asymmetrical
  • Contributory factors include
  • Mandibular malalignment secondary to occlusal
    appliance or orthodontic treatment.
  • Removal of wisdom teeth,

Causes of TMJ Dysfunction
  • Prolonged mouth opening e.g. dental procedure,
  • Poor cervical posture,
  • Myofascial pain,
  • Neuropsychological factors,
  • Stress, and Whiplash and other less common causes
    include trauma (e.g., blow to the chin),
    infection, polyarthritis conditions, tumors, and
    anatomical abnormalities

TMJ Treatment
Your dentist is usually involved in the
management of TMJ closing disorders such as
bruxism due to the addition of teeth occlusion.
In some cases, an occlusion splint or bite plate
may be recommended. If you are unsure what
treatment direction is best for you, we recommend
that you seek the advice of your TMJ
physiotherapist for pain, clicking or lack of
motion when opening your mouth your dentist for
problems when you clench your teeth. Either way,
week the advice of your TMJ health professional
who will refer you on to the most relevant health
professional suitable for your TMJ condition if
they feel it is in your best care.
Contact Us

CardiAI Professional BuildingUnit 101-3151
27th ST NE,Calgary, AB, TIY OB4
Clinic HoursMonday-Friday 10.00am
8.30pmSaturday 10.30am 4.30pmSunday
Statutory Holidays Closed