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TMJ in Melbourne Dental Couture
Jaw pain is experienced by many patients and for a variety of reasons. Problems may begin with muscles that are associated with the jaw, head and neck or any of the connecting ligaments or tendons. TMJ disorders refer to problems or issues with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), a sliding hinge that connects your jawbone to your skull. These disorders may be referred to as TMD (short for the temporomandibular disorder) or TMJ disorder.

TMJ Disorder


The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the jaw joint and involves many bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments, and problems can occur with any of these. The involved bones include the lower jawbone or mandible, the temporal bone, skull and the cheekbone. Many tendons, ligaments and muscles are connected to these bones and problems can cause pain in both the muscles and the bones. If any bones are damaged due to trauma or other reasons, pain can radiate into the surrounding muscles and tendons.

TMJ disorder may involve chronic pain or spastic pain that comes and goes. Related pain can affect the jawbone, head, ear, cheek, and teeth. Some patients experience teeth pain or ear pain that cannot be resolved while others may experience an annoying clicking sound when moving the jawbone, which can eventually become painful if left untreated. Our dentists at Dental Couture at Melbourne North West are experienced with TMJ disorder and can diagnose and treat the problem to relieve the discomfort and prevent future issues.

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Common Symptoms of TMJ Disorder


Because of the many bones, muscles, and ligaments that are all connected to the TMJ area, symptoms can extend from the head through the mouth and neck and into the shoulders. In addition, facial muscles, teeth and sinuses can be affected by TMJ disorder since they are in the same area, which can lead to ringing in the ear (tinnitus), facial swelling and dizziness.

Treating TMJ disorder can help bring relief from pain and discomfort and stop clicking in the jaw. Preventing the problem from worsening or causing future problems can save you money in health care costs, too. Some symptoms that may indicate TMJ disorder include the following:

Common Symptoms of TMJ Disorder


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Because of the many bones, muscles, and ligaments that are all connected to the TMJ area, symptoms can extend from the head through the mouth and neck and into the shoulders. In addition, facial muscles, teeth and sinuses can be affected by TMJ disorder since they are in the same area, which can lead to ringing in the ear (tinnitus), facial swelling and dizziness.

Treating TMJ disorder can help bring relief from pain and discomfort and stop clicking in the jaw. Preventing the problem from worsening or causing future problems can save you money in health care costs, too. Some symptoms that may indicate TMJ disorder include the following:

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Headache
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Facial swelling
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Mouth or tooth pain, yet no cavities
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Dizziness
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Tinnitus
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Jaw pain
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Pain in the side of the face, temple or side of the neck
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Discomfort while chewing
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Clicking sound in jaw when chewing or talking
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A grating sound in the jaw during movement
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Pain or stiffness in the jaw area
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Locking of the jaw joint
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A sudden feeling that jaw and teeth shift out of place
Many symptoms can be relieved with over-the-counter pain medications and ice packs placed on the area. However, treating ongoing problems will ensure they will not turn into long-term problems that can get worse.
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Causes of TMJ Disorder


The muscles and bones around this joint are susceptible to problems because of high use and because there are so many tendons and ligaments connecting the muscles and bones. Misalignment due to heredity or trauma can cause TMJ disorder, as well as recurring muscle spasms and degradation of the jaw cushion. The following may lead to TMJ disorder:

Causes of TMJ Disorder


TMJ Disorder in Melbourne Dental Couture

The muscles and bones around this joint are susceptible to problems because of high use and because there are so many tendons and ligaments connecting the muscles and bones.

Misalignment due to heredity or trauma can cause TMJ disorder, as well as recurring muscle spasms and degradation of the jaw cushion.

The following may lead to TMJ disorder:

Whiplash
Face trauma or blow to the face
Stress
Chronic teeth clenching
Chronic teeth grinding or bruxism
Poor jaw alignment

Regardless of the reason for TMJ disorder, it can interfere with your enjoyment of life. Talking and eating can become bothersome and left untreated, TMJ disorder can lead to problems like chronic inflammation and pain. Women ages 20 to 40 seem to be most susceptible to TMJ disorder.

Dental Couture at Melbourne North West Can Help


Our team of skilled and gentle dental professionals are experienced with TMJ disorder and can help bring relief. We will first do a complete dental and oral health examination and evaluation to find any hidden problems and then diagnose the TMJ disorder so we can begin the appropriate treatment. The following is what you can expect when you visit us:

Our team of skilled and gentle dental professionals are experienced with TMJ disorder and can help bring relief.

We will first do a complete dental and oral health examination and evaluation to find any hidden problems and then diagnose the TMJ disorder so we can begin the appropriate treatment.

The following is what you can expect when you visit us:

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We will do an exam including a full set of dental x-rays

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The dentist will check and measure jaw position for irregularities

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We may do 3D imaging to identify jaw and bite issues

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We will review your full health history as part of the evaluation

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We may refer you for an MRI to reveal joint issues, if necessary

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Treatment for TMJ Disorder


There are a number of ways to resolve TMJ disorder, and our experienced team of dental professionals will work with you to find the best solution for your diagnosis. For some patients, a simple diet change to softer foods along with stress reduction techniques can bring long-term relief. Other patients may require adjustments to dental bridges or dental crowns to fix their bite and bring relief. Botox injections help some patients relax the nerves, muscles, and tendons of the face and jaw which provides immediate relief and eliminates the need for other medical treatments. The following are more solutions that may be used to treat TMJ disorder:

There are a number of ways to resolve TMJ disorder, and our experienced team of dental professionals will work with you to find the best solution for your diagnosis.

For some patients, a simple diet change to softer foods along with stress reduction techniques can bring long-term relief. Other patients may require adjustments to dental bridges or dental crowns to fix their bite and bring relief.

Botox injections help some patients relax the nerves, muscles, and tendons of the face and jaw which provides immediate relief and eliminates the need for other medical treatments.

The following are more solutions that may be used to treat TMJ disorder:

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Reshape teeth to provide a more comfortable bite and protect your teeth
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A mouthguard to reduce bruxism and protect your teeth from grinding
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Prescription pain medications to relax jaw muscles
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Botox to relax jaw muscles
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Over-the-counter medications to reduce muscle inflammation
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Methods to use at home for stress reduction
If your jaw is misaligned or your bite is off, it could lead to future dental problems such as tooth wear and loss. Bruxism can lead to other issues like worn-down teeth, loose teeth, and cavities if left untreated. We understand that each patient is unique and are committed to finding a real, working solution for your comfort and long-term health.

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Dr Fong is an excellent practitioner! Very gentle and makes me feel so comfortable when getting work done on my teeth.

Ellie G.
Receptionist Area Melbourne Dental Couture

Do You Have Jaw Pain or Discomfort?


If you have jaw pain or discomfort or feel you might be experiencing TMJ disorder, give us a call for a dental examination and evaluation today. We are committed to your comfort and will work with you to restore your oral health.

Do You Have Jaw Pain or Discomfort?


Receptionist Area Melbourne Dental Couture
If you have jaw pain or discomfort or feel you might be experiencing TMJ disorder, give us a call for a dental examination and evaluation today. We are committed to your comfort and will work with you to restore your oral health.

Disclaimer: The material posted is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Results vary with each patient. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits. If you have any specific questions about any dental and/or medical matter, you should consult your dentist, physician or other professional healthcare providers.

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