Do you get constant headaches and neck pain? Do you have troubled sleep, snore or grind your teeth at night? Do your jaws click, pop or cause you pain? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you could be suffering from Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder. As a leading TMJ dentist Melbourne, we’re at the forefront of technology, providing the latest in TMJ treatment. We can create a personalised treatment plan for you to ensure the jaw pain you are experiencing doesn’t impact your day-to-day life. Talk to the team at Victoria Street Dental about diagnosis and treatment for TMJ today.
What is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder?
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, more commonly known as jaw joint pain, is a term used to describe pain affecting the jaw joint and its surrounding structures including the muscles, tissues and ligaments. This is the area that connects your mandible (lower jaw) to your skull. Like a knee joint, a jaw joint contains a cartilage disk that separates the two bones. This disk is protected by a capsule which is surrounded by ligaments and muscles that aids its movements.
TMJ pain is often caused by trauma, stress, everyday wear and tear and occasionally arthritis. The pain it causes can have major effects on other aspects of your health such as sleep, eating and general wellbeing. If you recognise the signs it’s important to seek TMJ treatment Melbourne as soon as you can.
There are several ways to treat TMJ pain. These treatments range from temporary pain management and reduction through solutions such as Botox and muscle relaxants, to orthotics in combination with restorative and orthodontic options. Our dentists can assess your needs and provide you with a tailored solution. In your initial consultation, you’ll undergo a full evaluation to identify the cause of the pain before any treatment begins. Talk to our experts today about TMJ Treatment Melbourne.
Mouthguards for Dental Health
While mouthguards aren’t necessarily used to treat TMJ, they are excellent for treating related issues such as teeth grinding and clenching at night. These things are difficult to avoid doing, as often you’re completely unaware you’re doing them, or that it’s happening. A nightguard designed to fit your mouth will prevent muscle pain, headaches, tooth degradation and increased sensitivity associated with teeth grinding and clenching. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, come in for a check-up today. Our dentists are experts at picking up the signs and can provide you with the correct treatment, help you sleep and protecting your teeth.
Book an Appointment Today
Book an appointment today with Dr Gavin Yang. Dr. Yang has years of experience treating TMJ and related issues, and will be able to assess and plan the best treatment for your pain. The team at Victoria Street Dental is ready to help you get the dental care you deserve. Call today on (03) 9428 0376 to book your appointment.