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TMJ Specialist Coquitlam

TMJ is known as temporomandibular joint syndrome and it is a neuromuscular disorder directly connected to lower and upper teeth working. The coming together of upper with the lower jaw is classified as the "bite" or "occlusion" and it is an essential part of the arrangement that also involves the jaw joints, muscles, and teeth.

This specific structure needs to be properly balanced or else the muscles will get overstimulated and overworked. This may produce various symptoms or conditions to develop including facial pain or neck pain, dizziness, headaches, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), clenching and grinding of the jaw and teeth, sensitivity to hot and cold stimuli, insomnia, posture issues, and jaw joint pain or clicking.

The main purpose of Neuromuscular dentistry is to make certain jaw stability and balance, as well as establishing a better partnership among teeth, muscles and jaw joints. When the position becomes balanced most of the symptoms can be relieved and the issues could get better if not fade away permanently.

If you suffer from any of the signs and symptoms of TMJ or if you are considering major oral health treatment like dental reconstructions, aesthetic fixtures, and orthodontics you may want to consider consulting your oral health care professional about neuromuscular treatment.

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Coquitlam City is considered the fifth largest city within the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Originally the name Coquitlam was derived from the words, Kickininee or Kokanee, which is a fish coloured red and is similar to sockeye salmon. The place began as a "place-in-between" during the construction of North Road during the middle of 1800's, and its purpose was to give Royal Engineers within New Westminster access to the port's all-year facilities within Port Moody. During the 19th Century, Coquitlam grew when Frank Ross and James McLaren opened Fraser Mills, that was a lumber mill situated on the northern banks of the Fraser River. The following years saw the arrival of some contingents of French Canadian mill employees, and after WWII, Coquitlam and the Lower Mainland experienced a population explosion that still continues even at present...
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