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TMJ Treatments in Chatswood

Jaw Pain Relief at Boutique Dental Care

You rely on your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) hundreds to thousands of times per day. Whether you’re eating, laughing or talking to friends, your smile and teeth don’t move unless your jaw joints do as well.

TMJ Treatments ChatswoodAn unhealthy TMJ can lead to chronic problems such as

  • Earaches
  • Migraines
  • Headaches
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Joint pain
  • Popping, clicking
  • Limited range of motion
  • Difficulty eating
  • Irregular tooth wear

Neuromuscular Dentistry

The way your teeth bite and fit together can impact the function of the hinge joints at each end of the mandible. To ensure your TMJ can work efficiently and without constriction, we may need to make small modifications in the way restorations fit or replace missing teeth.

Bite Splints

By retraining overactive muscles, you can relax the TMJ and minimise side effects such as headaches and facial pain. A custom bite splint or protective mouthguard is ideal for wearing at night or during your commute home from work.

Injectables

Specific types of cosmetic injectables serve a dual purpose of relaxing the muscles they’re used on. As such, certain products can effectively minimise TMJ pain for several months at a time.

Orthodontics

Misaligned jaws and teeth make it so that the upper and lower jaw cannot close together properly. When you make compromised movements in order to chew or bite down on food, the cumulative effects on the TMJ can lead to eventual pain and joint damage.

Book a TMJ Evaluation Today

Are you experiencing joint pain or frequent headaches? You could have TMJ disorder (TMJD). Book a consultation and assessment with Dr Meng Quah-Shepherd (Dentist) to get screened and learn more about the best type of treatment for your specific situation. With the right kind of neuromuscular approach to treatment, most jaw pain sufferers can avoid having surgery!

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TMJ Treatments Chatswood, Roseville, Lindfield NSW | 02 9412 3066