Archive for the ‘TMJ’ Category


TMJ Treatment Options

February 22nd, 2021

Temporomandibular joint disorders, often referred to collectively as TMJ, are issues with the jaw’s alignment and function. This can lead to debilitating symptoms, such as headaches, jaw pain, jaw locking, earaches, and difficulty chewing or swallowing. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should consult your dentist as soon as possible. Here, Dr. Ami Barakat, a dentist serving Ottawa, ON, shares several plans your dentist may use to treat […]

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Do I Need an Orthodontic Appliance?

September 30th, 2020

People often think of braces or retainers when they think about Stittsville, ON orthodontics. But an orthodontist has many other things to offer besides these two treatment options. Dr. Ami Barakat of Villanova Dental Studio discusses orthodontic appliances and whether one can help you with your orthodontic problems. What is an Orthodontic Appliance? Technically braces and retainers fall into the realm of orthodontic appliances. But there are various other devices […]

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What Is Physiologic Dentistry?

June 16th, 2020

The field of dentistry is always evolving and Dr. Barakat is committed to providing the highest standard of care and the latest techniques for addressing the oral health concerns of our patients. Our dental care team takes a comprehensive approach to dentistry with the goal of helping patients of all ages establish not only a healthy smile but a comfortable and stable bite. A practitioner of neuromuscular or physiologic dentistry […]

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Do You Have TMJ

September 30th, 2019

If you suffer from chronic headaches, chances are you’ve tried half a dozen treatments without success. One diagnosis you might not have heard is TMJ. This is because TMJ can be difficult to identify and diagnose without specialized training. Untreated TMJ and chronic pain can easily detract from a patient’s quality of life. Dr. Ami Barakat at Villanova Dental Studio offers advanced options for diagnosing and treating TMJ. What is […]

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Types of Malocclusion

September 11th, 2019

Very few people have naturally straight teeth. Most of us have teeth that are at least somewhat crooked. Many people choose braces as a cosmetic choice or a medical necessity depending on the severity of their malocclusion, or poor bite. When recommending braces, there are a few problems we look for. We recommend treatment plans that will vary from person to person. But what do we look for? Crooked Teeth […]

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Treatment for TMJ

August 26th, 2019

When most people think of grinding their teeth, it seems like a problem without a solution. A standard mouthguard can prevent your teeth from wearing down, but it doesn’t really treat the problem. Often, teeth grinding is actually just one symptom of a TMJ disorder, or tempromandibular joint disorder. The tempromandibular joint are the joints of the jaw and can be affected by poor alignment. This makes TMJ (and teeth […]

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