Grinding your teeth, suffering from frequent headaches, dizziness, stiff neck, ear ache, back pain or popping jaw joints?
You may be one of the many undiagnosed TMJ Dysfunction sufferers.
The TMJ Joint (Temporomandibular Joint) refers to the two joints located in front of the ears. These joints attach the lower jaw to the skull and are important in several ways. The TMJ Joint is responsible for performing the following functions; opening and closing the mouth, chewing, swallowing, breathing, talking, yawning and kissing.
TMJ Dysfunction is the name given to conditions affecting this joint. Instigated by bad bite, TMJ Dysfunction can be extremely painful and cause chronic facial pain for sufferers. The key contributor to TMJ Dysfunction is stress. Stress causes the patient to clench down on the jaw, which compresses the jaw points and eventually results in bad bite. A popping sound on opening and closing your mouth is a very common occurrence in TMJ Dysfunction. In such cases the patient’s jaw disc is generally dislocated.
At Lake Dental we are able to treat and diagnose patients suffering from TMJ Dysfunction through computerised technology. We treat the source of the problem not just the symptoms. We will work with you, as a team, to regain your oral well-being and overcome TMJ Dysfunction.
Treatment for TMJ Dysfunction varies depending on the severity of each individual case. After your consultation at Lake Dental we will be able to recommend the best course of treatment for you.
To find out more information on Neuromuscular Dentistry, please contact Lake Dental on 07 3879 8999 or click this link for further information: www.leadingdentists.com
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