tmj &
Teeth grinding

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TMJ Treatment / Teeth Grinding

What is it?

Are you experiencing pain or discomfort in your jaw? Do you have issues with clenching or grinding your teeth? We can help! Symptoms such as headaches, pain in your jaw, facial tension and toothaches are often the result of issues with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Your TMJ is the area where your jaw connects with your skull. TMJ disorders are referred to as TMD. They can result in ear and tooth pain, disturbed sleep, worn or cracked teeth and break down of previous dental work you’ve had done.

Clenching and grinding can have a detrimental impact on your oral health, so it’s important to visit the dentist to see what can be done to keep your mouth and jaw happy and healthy. There are a range of treatments and care options that can help relieve the painful symptoms of TMD and help protect your oral health for the long term. Speak with our friendly dentists to see how we can help find a solution that’s right for you.

How tmj treatment Works

How it works

At Ageless Smiles Dental Centre we focus on creating dento-facial treatment plans and solutions that work for you and your oral health.

  • Your dentist will carry out a full TMJ analysis and examination of your mouth to determine what the cause of your symptoms are.
  • From there, we will create a custom treatment plan to help you move towards a happier and healthier mouth. All of your treatment options will be explained to you in detail so you can feel informed and comfortable every step of the way.
  • Your dentist will help you carry out your treatment plan so that you can get long term relief from any TMJ issues.
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    Frequently asked questions

    What is TMJ?

    The areas where your jaw meets your skull are called temporomandibular joints (TMJ). They’re the joints that let us yawn, chew and talk.

    What is TMD?

    TMD is the acronym for TMJ disorders. Anything that stops the jaw muscles, the TMJ and the nerves associated with them from functioning properly can result in a TMD.

    What causes TMD?

    The exact causes of TMD are often unknown. However, injuries, trauma to the jaw, teeth grinding (aka bruxism), stress and arthritis can all be contributing factors.

    What are the symptoms of TMD?

    Symptoms of TMD include:

    • Jaw pain or discomfort
    • Headaches
    • Pain in the eyes, face, neck, shoulders or back
    • Earaches
    • Toothaches
    • Jaw locking
    • Clenching or grinding
    • Teeth sensitivity

    If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, book an appointment with us as soon as possible. Let’s get to work finding a solution.

    What are the TMJ clenching treatments and teeth grinding treatments?

    There are several treatment options for teeth clenching and teeth grinding. Your dentist can help find the ideal solution for you by developing a personal treatment plan to give you long term relief from your symptoms.

    Treatments may include: medicine, relaxation techniques, behaviour changes, mouth guards, myotherapy or surgery.