We are looking forward to seeing each and every one of you, very soon! We will be opening our clinic for all your dental care needs on June 1st. Until then, we are still available for any emergency and urgent dental care you may require.
Our office will have a number of changes designed around giving you a safe, efficient and comfortable experience.
Here’s what to expect:
To book an appointment, please follow the steps below:
Have you experienced a fever, cough, runny nose or difficulty breathing in the last two weeks, as we will need to know prior to booking?
Have you travelled outside of Alberta within the last 14 days?
Have you been diagnosed with covid19 or come in contact with a known covid 19 case?
What we will need from you:
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment and call the front desk at 403-295-9335. Please wait outside of the clinic in your vehicle and when you call us we will complete our Covid 19 screening questionnaire with you. We will then let you know when we are ready to see you. We are limiting access to our clinic to facilitate proper social distancing. Please also note that there will be no access to our washroom at this time to facilitate better infection control
Please come to your appointment wearing a mask.
Be prepared for us to take your temperature at the time of your visit using a no-contact thermometer
Be prepared to fill out a covid health questionnaire and consent for treatment form when you arrive.
If you have changes to your insurance, please call the office ahead of time to update this information.
Accompaniment of patients will be limited to one essential caregiver and one parent of minors; all others will be asked to wait in their vehicle outside the clinic.
What the clinic is doing to ensure your safety:
Enhanced cleaning methods with approved sanitization products
Hand Sanitization station-please clean your hands before your treatment
Staggered appointment times to allow for cleaning in between patients
Tap payments (no cash payments will be accepted at this time)
Plexiglas barrier at the front desk to minimize exposure between staff and patient.
All team members will be pre-screened before and when they arrive to work to ensure they are healthy to work. Any team member that does not pass the screening will be asked to go home. We are doing this to ensure we are keeping you and all our team members safe. All team members will be wearing the appropriate PPE at all times and employing high standards of hand hygiene and infection control
All service personnel and couriers will be screened and asked to sanitize when they arrive and all deliveries will be sprayed and stored to sanitize
The above changes may take some time to get used to and may seem overwhelming, but we are making them because the health of our patients and staff remains our top priority.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to seeing you and appreciate your support to help maintain a safe environment in our clinic.
When you get a physical exam done for TMJ therapy in NE Calgary, the dentist at Huntington Family Dental is going to do numerous things involving your mouth and jaw. He will begin by listening to the sound your jaw makes when it opens and closes. He will also feel it. This includes checking out the range of motion for your lower jawbone. He’s also going to be checking for pain and discomfort in certain areas.
An X-Ray or CT scan or even an MRI might be necessary if the doctor or dentist at Huntington Family Dental believes there might be a problem with your jaw or teeth. These are going to provide him with the images he needs to see involving your bones and joints and joint’s disc.
During TMJ arthroscopy, a dentist or doctor will begin by inserting a cannula into your joint space. A cannula is a small tube. He will also insert a small camera that can help him see into the area. This will provide him with the images he needs to make a diagnosis.
In a lot of cases, symptoms of TMJ will leave on their own and treatment will not be necessary. In some cases, though, you might still have the symptoms, and certain treatments will be recommended to alleviate your pain and suffering. Some TMJ treatments in NE Calgary can be done at the same time.
Medication is something the doctor or dentist at Huntington Family Dental will try out first. This can include anti-inflammatory medicines like Ibuprofen. Muscle relaxants and painkillers might also be prescribed depending on the severity of your symptoms.
Doing Different Therapies
If your doctor doesn’t want to prescribe drugs, he might suggest certain therapies. These might involve oral splints and mouth guards. Physical therapy is also an option such as icing and heating, ultrasounds, and various exercise techniques meant to stretch and strengthen your jaw muscles.
If none of the above TMJ treatments in NE Calgary have worked to alleviate your TMJ, then surgery may be the only option left for you. This can include TMJ arthroscopy, open-joint surgery, and modified condylotomy.