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TMJ Treatment in Forest Lake

One of the most common jaw problems we see in the practice is TMJ, which can also be referred to as ‘lockjaw’ or ‘jaw pain.’

TMJ pain occurs when the temporomandibular joint isn’t functioning properly and movement becomes compromised.

We’re proud to offer patients a number of solutions that, best of all, don’t require any type of surgery for relief.


You might be suffering from TMJ if you find that you:

  • Wake up with frequent headaches
  • Deal with pain in the neck, shoulders, jaw, head or ear
  • Grind your teeth
  • Have worn down enamel or receding gums
  • Have suddenly sensitive teeth
  • Are dealing with more stress than usual

How Is TMJ Diagnosed?

We’re proud to offer an advanced scanning system for patients called the T-Scan. This non-invasive scan gives us a unique insight into your bite and shows exactly which teeth are experiencing too much pressure. From this scan, we’ll have the visual insight needed to make a custom care plan to address your pain and TMJ issue.

Patients often find success with a number of treatment options offered right here at Lake Dental, including with the TENS machine to help your jaw muscle relax naturally. We also offer custom-fit occlusal splints designed to ease the tension in your mouth and teeth as you sleep.

Frequently Asked Questions

Could my headache and neck pain be related to clenching and grinding my teeth?

Yes, that’s because the tension extends into the neck and head.

How often should I wear my TMJ appliance?

We recommend wearing your occlusal splint every night or during the day if you’re experiencing a higher level of stress than normal. If the appliance begins to wear out because of excess teeth grinding it should be replaced.

Are over-the-counter mouthguards effective?

Unfortunately, most stock mouthguards are bulky and loose-fitting. It’s quite difficult to wear them for an extended period of time, such as overnight.

Schedule Your Visit

Dealing with jaw pain and ready to overcome it? We’re here for you. Contact our team today to learn more about your options and schedule a visit to put jaw pain to bed. We can’t wait to welcome you into our care and help you find the relief you’ve been looking for. Get started today!


* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


TMJ Treatment Forest Lake, Heathwood, Greenbank QLD | (07) 3879 8999