TMJ Kelowna: TMD Pain Dental Pain Care

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Facial Pain

If your TMJ is aggravated (may or may not be clicking or popping), it can lead to facial discomfort. One of our TMJ Kelowna services includes treating this symptom.

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Migraines, Headaches, Dizziness

Headaches, migraines, and dizziness are some of the main symptoms of TMD and can be associated with bite imbalances (this can also lead to clenching and grinding of teeth).

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Ear Pain

Ear congestion, ear pain, dizziness, vertigo, ringing or whistling in the ears can be all be related to your TMD.

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Neck, Shoulder, Back Pain

Your neck, back, and shoulder muscles work as a team – together, they can be greatly affected by an overworked TMJ.


Are you suffering from any of the above?

If you experience any of the symptoms above, you may be experiencing TMD, or Temporomandbular Disorder.

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To learn about the temporomanidibular joint, or TMJ for short, read more. →

In pain but not sure where to start?


There can be several causes for TMD but it is often caused by grinding or clenching your teeth, from an injury sustained to your mouth or from an accident. Your TMD can also be exaggerated if your teeth are worn down or your mouth is set-up to improperly chew (i.e. – you chew more side-to-side than uniformly up and down). If you have TMD, your jaw, teeth and muscles are not working in harmony.

Take the TMJ/TMD Questionnaire to learn more about your pain. Submit your answers then we will respond shortly with our recommendations.

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Where exactly is my TMJ?

Try This: Locate your TMJ?

TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint. It is essentially your jaw joint. To locate your TMJ….

  1. Place your pointer finger on your face, just in front of the middle of your ear and right under your cheekbone.
  2. Now open and close your jaw.

Can you feel the movement of the jaw joint against your skull? That’s your TMJ, the point where your lower jaw attaches to the skull.

Your TMJ is constantly enduring everyday stresses and because of this, numerous symptoms may develop. You may experience pains such as headaches, tingling in your fingers and the back of your hand and pain in your neck or shoulders.

Do you think your TMJ is stressed of inflamed?


A visit with TMJ Kelowna focus dentist, Dr. Palmer can determine your individual situation and assess if what you are experiencing is indeed TMJ. Call our West Kelowna dental clinic today and find out exactly what you are dealing with and what your treatment options are.