Rochedale Dental Group

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Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Mon:8am – 5:30pm
Tue: 8am – 5:30pm
Wed: 8am – 5:30pm
Thu: 8am - 7pm
Fri: 8am – 5:30pm
Sat: 8am - 3:30pm
Sun: CLOSED

Neuromuscular Dentistry / TMJ Treatment

"I've been surprised how this treatment can help people who are unable to be helped by traditional Dental techniques" Dr Roslyn Dick.

TMJ

The Temporomandibular Joint (or TMJ) is the joint of the jaw that is connected to your skull. It allows your jaw to be able to move properly to perform activities such as laughing, eating and talking. So if you were to have issues with your TMJ you could expect to suffer headaches, migranes, a decreased freedom of jaw movement, or possibly even muscle spasms through the face, neck and shoulders should your TMJ become misaligned. The build-up of pressure these problems could cause may trigger further problems in the nerves surrounding the TMJ, and with them, a shooting pain around the ear and head.

At Rochedale Dental Group, Rochedale, we take problems relating to TMJ very seriously and exhibit the upmost skill and care when diagnosing and relieving symptoms as we understand the potential for them to worsen over time. One of our main goals at Rochedale Dental is to minimise and relieve patient discomfort, utilising our extensive skills, patient care and experience; so if you think you are exhibiting any symptoms then you should call our friendly team of professionals so we can tailor a programme of dental treatment for you.

Common examples of treatments or solutions to alleviate or prevent TMJ Disfunction symptoms can be found below but each case is different so you should consult your dentist:

  • A custom-fit mouthguard can be worn during sleep for prevention purposes.
  • The addition of daily relaxation strategies can reduce general stress levels, which are a common cause of many TMJ disorders.
  • Our professionals can equip you with stretches and exercises that you can do at home that will strengthen the TMJ and the adjoining muscles. These exercises will also assist in the restoration of normal movement in the joint for those already exhibiting symptoms and should alleviate pressure and pain.
  • Occasionally a disorder is caused by an uneven bite, so a full check of your teeth and existing implants to assess the need for replacement crowns or fillings, or the need to address damaged teeth may be required.

 

Click here for a full list of common TMJ symptoms to see if you could be suffering from TMJ Disfunction.

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