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We provide gentle and compassionate care in a friendly environment. We always focus on evidence based diagnosis, patient education, and working with you to build a treatment plan that aligns with your oral health goals.

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Why Choose Us?

Availability

We’re accepting new patients and can help with dental emergencies. Give us a call or send us an email to book an appointment.

Comprehensive Dentistry

We offer a full range of general, family, cosmetic, restorative, and emergency dentistry.

We’re Gentle

We always focus on gentle techniques and use advanced equipment to ensure your comfort.

Insurance & Fees

All of our services are priced competitively and many of our services are covered by popular insurance plans.

TMJ Treatment Hamilton, ON

The term TMJ actually refers to the temporomandibular joint in the human jaw. This is the joint that connects the jaw to the temporal bones of your skull – acting as a hinge. The TMJ connects the jaw in such a way that it allows for up and down, open and close, and side to side movement. It is also primarily responsible for manipulation of speech, yawning, chewing and language. In some instances, people can experience pain or symptoms with the TMJ that is commonly referred to as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMD.

Common Causes of TMJ Disorder or TMD

The primary causes of a TMJ disorder (TMD) can be problems with the joint or the jaw muscles attached to the joint. Commonly, injuries to the head, neck or face can all lead to TMD. Other causes of TMJ Disorder include stress, patterns of clenching or grinding teeth (usually at night), and arthritis pain that cause tightening and clenching of jaw muscles or the face.

Common Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

TMD can be pretty painful or even be the cause of a great deal of discomfort. Symptoms that are commonly referred to contributing to TMD are:

  • Lockjaw
  • Clicking or popping jaw
  • Difficulty opening or closing jaw
  • Headaches
  • Earaches
  • Pain in face, neck or jaw
  • Difficulty or pain while chewing
  • Pain and tenderness in the face, neck or jaw
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in ears
  • Upper shoulder pain
  • Toothaches

If you are experiencing jaw pain, contact us for an initial TMJ appointment.

Meet Dr. Dhillon

Dr. Dhillon grew up in the United Kingdom where he graduated at the top of his class from the Royal Dental Hospital of London. On graduating he was offered a teaching position at the Royal Dental Hospital in Oral Surgery. Though surgery was his passion, he decided to pursue a career working in private practice, where he gained experience in administering general anesthetics. This led to being an owner and principal dentist of a multi-practice in London where he worked for several years.

As a firm believer in advancing his career, his move to Canada advanced his skills further by working in an underserved remote area where there was an urgent need for practitioners. This enabled him to hone his skills.

Dr. Dhillon advanced his training further with implantology, his dentistry as well offers expert personalized care within general and commonly specialty areas such as endodontics, oral surgery including cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry within a State-of-the-Art dental office.

When Dr.D. is not working he enjoys working out at his local gym, listening to music and quality family time.

Insurance & Payments

We believe that high-quality dental care should accessible for everyone. That’s why we accept most major insurance plans and are priced competitively for those who wish to pay out of pocket. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT

or call (905) 388-8888

New Patient Offers

We’re here to help you with your dental health needs! Schedule your appointment today and take advantage of our new patient offers.

Free Teeth Whitening – Our new patients in Hamilton can enjoy free Teeth Whitening Take Home Kit!

Free Digital Oral Exam – We provide you with a free oral health exam using digital technology.

0% Financing – Count on affordable care with 0% financing. Visit us today.

Direct Insurance Billing – Don’t worry about payment, we offer direct billing to insurance.

We Welcome Walk-Ins – We help you get dental care when you need it with our walk-in dental clinic.

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Have a question or want to learn more? Give us a call or send us an email, we’d love to get the conversation started.

TMJ Treatment Hamilton, ON

TMJ is a painful condition that can disrupt your daily activities. We’re here to help you resolve TMJ symptoms like clicking, popping, and locking of the jaw.

If you’re dealing with immense pain in your jaw joint and surrounding muscles, you may be struggling with TMJ in Hamilton. TMJ is a condition that makes it more difficult and painful to speak, eat, and even sleep. Undoubtedly, living with TMJ can affect your comfort and life satisfaction. Finding relief is extremely important.

Fortunately, Mountcrest Dental offers TMJ treatment in Hamilton. Our dental team can help you determine if you suffer from TMJ and offer treatment solutions. Oftentimes, dental intervention can improve TMJ symptoms. Learn more about TMJ and how we can help.

Do I Suffer From TMJ?

The first step is to determine if you may suffer from TMJ or a different underlying issue. Here are the signs you may have TMJ:

  • Headaches
  • Jaw joint pops and clicks
  • Cannot completely or smoothly open and close your mouth
  • Jaw muscle pain and/or stiffness
  • Jaw soreness
  • The upper and lower teeth fit changes

Are you experiencing any of the symptoms of TMJ above?

Then you should visit our dental clinic today for a comprehensive assessment.

Causes of TMJ

TMJ pain arises from several different potential causes. Finding the reasons for your TMJ can be difficult and frustrating. Genetic factors contribute to TMJ, but so does overuse and even arthritis. Furthermore, those who grind or clench their teeth may develop TMJ. The challenge is that most people or clench or grind their teeth do so during sleep.

TMJ Treatment in Hamilton

While TMJ can be uncomfortable, the good news is that there are non-surgical interventions for treating the symptoms. Most patients benefit from a combination of at-home treatments, medications, and physical therapy. For those with severe cases that do not respond to treatment, surgical options are available.

Over-the-counter medication: We may prescribe the medications to help to relieve the pain or swelling caused by the TMD. We may also suggest exploring lifestyle choices that contribute to relaxing the muscles and decrease instances of clenching or grinding teeth.

Nightguard: One of the most commonly recommended treatments for TMJ Disorder are custom-molded plastic night guards that fit over the lower or upper teeth. They are designed in such a way to prevent subconscious grinding which typically occurs at night. It can also contribute to an improvement in biting form over time and increase airflow at night.

Possible Dental Work: Depending on the case, there may be protruding teeth or crowns/bridges that are contributing to pain in the jaw. This will have to be determined in the office during consultation and testing. In very severe circumstances, we may recommend a surgery with an oral surgeon.

Orthodontic treatment: a misaligned bite, or malocclusion, could be contributing to your jaw pain. Crooked teeth or an irregular bite create traumatic forces which put strain on your jaw joints and cause tooth wear.

If you think you may have TMJ, Mountcrest Dental is here to help. We can assess your jaw and offer the best course of dental treatment for TMJ. Addressing misalignment and crafting a custom night mouthguard are just a few ways we can help. Schedule your TMJ appointment with our dental team today!

We’re Different!

Friendly Doctors

Family & Kid Friendly

Financing Available

Comfortable Office

Convenient Location

Open Evenings

Digital X-Rays

Little To No Wait Time

Accepting New Patients

Our Promise to You

We promise to always put YOU first!

  • We promise to show you what we see with imaging, educate you on your options, and empower you to make the best decisions for yourself
  • We promise to not push unnecessary treatments on you
  • We promise to respect your time and do everything we can to see you within a few minutes of your appointment
  • We promise to be transparent about pricing and insurance coverage
  • We promise to constantly invest time and money into continuing education and equipment to ensure the highest quality of care
  • We promise to always be respectful, polite, and professional
  • We promise to take our time with you on patient education and treatments, we don’t want you to feel rushed
  • We promise to do everything we can to minimize pain and make you feel comfortable
  • We promise to keep our office environment clean, friendly, and up to date with technology
  • We promise to build a world class dental team. Many of our team members have been with us for over a decade!

You’re the Boss

Honest, Non-Pushy Dentistry

Our job is to show you what we see in your mouth, educate you on your options, and let you make the best decision for yourself. We never push unnecessary treatments and always give you options.

Give us a Call!

The first step to better oral health is giving us a call to book an appointment.

Initial Visit

During your first visit we will take some X-Rays and give you a tour of your mouth with our intra oral cameras. Then, we’ll learn about your oral health goals and give you any applicable treatment options.

Next Visit

Once you know what is going on inside of your mouth, you make the treatment decisions that are best for you. We will never be pushy or recommend treatment that you don’t need.

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR PATIENTS!

We’ve helped thousands of patients in our community achieve a beautiful, healthy smile! Thank you to all of our patients who have taken the time to refer us a friend or family member and write us a review.

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We have hundreds of 5 star reviews!





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