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Why Should you Choose a Kirkland, WA Dentist for TMJ?

If you live in or around Kirkland, WA, and you need an established dentist, Dr. Ann Kelley is who you should turn to. Kingsgate Dental has been providing top-notch dental services for Kirkland and surrounding areas for decades. They can handle all teeth, gums, TMJ, and other oral health issues with skill and professionalism. 

Dentist for TMJ in Kirkland WA Area

About TMJ

TMJ, temporomandibular joints, are essential for the proper movement of your mouth. TMJ symptoms include migraines or chronic headaches, aching facial pain, jaw tenderness, discomfit when biting or chewing, and earache. In addition, having limited mobility of the jaw or locked jaw and a clicking, popping, or grating sound when moving the jaw are also symptoms.

Many people who have these symptoms may disregard them as just going through arthritis. They may even dismiss them as just overusing their jaw muscles, bumping into something, or perhaps from getting in a recent fight with someone. However, it would help if you didn’t ignore it by treating it with pain medicine, a heat pack, an ice pack, etc.

There is also bruxism, a widespread condition that includes the chronic clenching of the jaw or grinding of teeth. This condition can lead to TMJ disorder. When bruxism is related to TMJ disorder, Dr. Ann Kelley will treat it with a custom-fitted oral appliance.  

What treatment of TMJ does This Dentist use?

Dr. Anne Kelley has her patients apply a nightguard. So, wearing these guards, which are similar to mouthguards worn by athletes, must be worn at night to reduce the force associated with this disorder. In addition, the nightguard is made with quality materials for proper fitting and comfort. She may also recommend that her patients use stress-relieving practices, such as no gum chewing or only eat soft foods for a short period.

For more information about the treatment of TMJ, contact Kingsgate of Kirkland, WA today. Dr. Ann Kelley has various options for residents in Kirkland and surrounding areas for TMJ. So, call Kingsgate Dental today to schedule an appointment at (425) 385-0080.

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Dr. Ann Kelley is a graduate of the Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska. She highly values the comfort of her patients, and places the needs of the patient above her convenience. Her dental clinic is built to bring the best and most comfortable dental experience to all her patients. She builds relationships with her patients based on trust and always acts to safeguard this trust.

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A Success Story

Damen CReviews on Google
 - 5 Star Rating Review I have gone to Kingsgate Dental for about two years now, and every experience has been excellent. Dr. Kelley is very knowledgeable and very thorough with her analysis of the issues that I have faced with my teeth. The staff is polite and always happy to answer any questions that I have and give me pointers to improve my dental hygiene. I will continue to go to Kingsgate Dental/Dr Kelley for years to come.
Kathy WReviews on Google
 - 5 Star Rating Review By Kathy W Dr. Kelley and her staff are a treasure. State of the art equipment, As a past Dental Administrator for a very large practice in Lynnwood, am soo happy to know that Dr. Kelley, her hygenists who have been there for over 20 years, are bar none the most indepth and through a cleaning as you would ever find. I have never felt more then a slight prick when getting novocaine. Between numbing the gum and gentle procedure they also offer nitroux, for us real scaredy cats. Music, neck pillows and blankets all make the experience truly enjoyable. I had gone too many years neglecting my teeth and found through Tammy, my hygenist and Dr. Kelley they were able to put together a plan to save the teeth they could and design partials for the ones I could not afford to save. I am a small business owner with no insurance and yet they came up with a plan that I am so happy with. I am without any infection, so much healthier and the partials Dr. Kelley designed are like a second skin. From Jackie and MaryAnn at the front desk to the assistants, hygenists and Dr. Kelley you will be in professional and caring hands. I recommend to all my family and friends.
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 - 5 Star Rating Review By dixy i Great experience. Dr. Kelley and her staff made me feel less anxious about the whole thing. Great job on the crown too! I've already recommended two friends! If I was staying in the Seattle area I'd definitely return.
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