Though the title “TMJ Dentist" is not applicable to any dentist, (there is no official certification for this area of treatment), West Kelowna Dentist Dr. Shauna Palmer has become quite experienced with treating patients who suffer from TMJ related pain.
Temporomandibular disorder, also known as TMD or TMJ dysfunction, refers to a variety of conditions that affect TM joints, jaw muscles and facial nerves. TMD may occur when the jaw twists during opening, closing or side-motion movements. People with TMD may experience these symptoms:
TMD affects more than twice as many women (particularly those of childbearing age) as men and is the most common non-dental-related chronic facial pain.