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Dr. Hoa Nguyen - Downtown Ottawa Dentist

Many people needlessly, and sometimes for prolonged periods of time, suffer from complications related to their Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) - without actually realizing the source of their discomfort. The truly disconcerting part is that these complex and varied symptoms can send them scrambling to see a number of specialists, only to be told, eventually, that their problem, once correctly diagnosed, can be treated quite successfully.

Patients suffering from TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) may experience not only dental pain, but also headaches, soreness in the neck and shoulders, problems with eyesight, hearing and even balance. These wide ranging symptoms can make diagnosing TMD problematic for anyone who does not deal with this issue on a regular basis. Each specialist will try to treat the presenting symptoms to the best of their ability, but the very nature of the TMJ problems can make it extremely difficult to trace and connect the symptoms back to the root cause: the misalignment of the upper and lower jaws.

Over the last twenty years, Dr. Hoa Nguyen has focused much of his professional practice on the study and treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD) using Neuromuscular, Orthodontic and Restorative techniques. The dramatic results in symptom reduction or elimination have inspired Dr. Nguyen to devote the vast majority of his professional development to this area. The change in the quality of life that he has seen in his patients has validated his decision and motivated him to increase TMD awareness in Ottawa.


Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction