Think you may need a TMJ dentist in Saskatoon, SK? TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint but is also used to describe the disorder that can afflict this very important joint. It is located where the upper and lower jaw meets and is responsible for many actions such as speaking and eating. It is in use and in motion constantly, so any issues that may affect it can be very painful and get progressively worse if left untreated.
The most common symptoms related to the temporomandibular joint are:
A highly effective and non-invasive TMJ treatment is a dental appliance that is used while sleeping. This night mouth guard works in many different ways, the first of which is to keep the jaw in a stable and neutral position. This is important to rest the jaw but also to keep it in a desirable place. For those that also suffer from sleep apnea, a dental appliance can help to keep the airways in an open position.
Do you wake up with a sore jaw or unexpected headaches? Are you noticing your teeth are starting to grind down or show cracks? You may be suffering from bruxism, and a dental appliance can help you!
After a complete examination, your dentist can identify any additional TMJ treatments that may be necessary in addition to the dental appliance.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Dr. Adam Stenerson. To give you a little background about myself, I was born and raised in the Sonningdale, Saskatchewan area, where my parents live and farm to this day.