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TMJ Relief at Plaza Dental Centre

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If you suffer from persistent headaches, jaw pain, back or shoulder soreness, you may have TMJ Disorder or TMD.

TMJ Disorder originates at the temporomandibular joint on either side of your jaw, where your mandible meets the body. Overuse, internal damage to the joint or muscle fatigue can lead to symptoms like:
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  • Earaches
  • Flattened, worn teeth
  • Headaches
  • Facial pain
  • Muscle fatigue through the neck, back and shoulders
  • Popping or clicking sounds
  • Limited range of motion

Causes of TMJ

The underlying factors that cause TMJ disorder can come from numerous sources. Perhaps it’s a stressful work situation that causes you to constantly grit your teeth together or an improper biting relationship that compromises natural movements inside of your joint. Working closely with Dr Neville Nolly (Dentist) can provide you with an accurate diagnosis so that you can take appropriate steps to managing TMD on an everyday basis.

Types of TMJ Treatments

Depending on what’s causing your TMD, we may recommend a variety of non-surgical therapies to alleviate strain to the joint. For example, a custom bite splint can reduce muscle tension during the day or bruxism (teeth grinding) at night. Orthodontic therapy to realign teeth for a harmonious biting relationship can facilitate healthier jaw movements when biting and chewing.

Minimally invasive injectables can also provide relief for up to 3-6 months per application and re-administered as needed during your checkup.

Combined with massage, exercise and physical therapy, these non-invasive options are typically the preferred choice for treating TMJ pain.

Schedule an Exam to Learn More

Find out if TMD is the cause of your chronic headaches or muscle pain by scheduling an evaluation at Plaza Dental Centre.

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TMJ Treatment Hurstville, St George, Blakehurst NSW | (02) 9570 4007