TEETH GRINDING & TMJ DISORDER
The temporomandibular joints – TMJ for short – are the joints and jaw muscles that make opening and closing your mouth possible. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD) is an umbrella term covering pain and dysfunction of these muscles and joints. Alpha Health Clinic has a strong commitment to treating such musculoskeletal disorders (those issues impacting joints, muscle and bone).
HOW IS TMJ DISORDER CAUSED?
TMJD is regularly caused from your teeth, facial muscles and jaw joints being out of alignment with one another. Unfortunately, it remains one of the most common undiagnosed dental issues. If you’re suffering from any of the following symptoms, or have any other concerns regarding your jaw muscles or joints, book an appointment with us to discuss these issues. Common symptoms for TMJD include:
- Regular headaches
- Stiff neck
- Jaw popping or clicking
- Muscle aches, including back pain
- Having issues with chewing
- Ear ache or ringing in the ears.
Alpha Health Clinic dentists are experts in conducting extensive examination of potential TMJ concerns, and our treatment options vary from case to case. Again, like other dental issues, it’s always more advantageous to seek advice early upon recognising symptoms.
Contact us today to book an appointment.