TMJ Disorder

TMJ Disorder

The temporomandibular joint performs as a sliding hinge, connecting your jaw and your skull. You have one joint on each side of your face. TMJ disorder can cause pain in your jaw joint and the muscle that controls the jaw movement.

This disorder is common in Australia and can result in painful, clicking, or locking of the jaw. It is more common in women than in men. With our state-of-art dental facility and team of professional staff, you can expect safe surgery at Dentist sunshine.

In most cases, the pain and discomfort associated with this disorder are temporary and can be relieved with the help of non-surgical treatments. However, if you feel unbearable pain and, then surgery is your last option.
With the help of our treatment, many people have seen their pain see reduce with time and only a small proportion develop problems. We offer various treatments to help control symptoms such as physiotherapy, medicines, and dental treatments for you.

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What Are The Causes?

The temporomandibular joint combines a hinge motion with your jaw by providing a sliding motion. The parts of the bones that work together in the joint are covered with cartilage and separated by a small shock-absorbing disk.
You will need TMD treatment when painful TMJ disorder occurs if:
If you feel unbearable pain then visit our dental facility as we have a TMD specialist that can look out for symptoms and diagnose whether you are suffering from TMJ disorder.

What Are The Symptoms?

One of the most common symptoms of TMJ is a dull, aching pain, which can vary from negligible to mild to severe. You will pain in your jaw as well as surrounding areas like face, ear, and teeth. It can also spread to the neck, shoulders, and some people get headaches.
If you feel:
Then you are suffering from TMJ disorder. At Dentist sunshine, we will diagnose whether you suffer from TMJ or not and will start your treatment as soon as possible. With the help of our TMD dentist, we will offer you one of the best TMD treatments in Australia.

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How Do We Diagnose TMJ?

If you feel jaw pain and have problems while chewing then you should reach out to our dentist first. Our dentists will ask you about your symptoms and whether anything particular makes your pain worse. After examining your jaw and checking the inside of your mouth, if you have TMJ then they will recommend you to our TMD specialist.
Our TMD doctor will look for the 4 main signs of TMJ- pain, noise from the joint, tenderness of the muscle while chewing, and problems while moving the jaw. After this evaluation, they will ask you about additional diseases such as arthritis, ear infection, headache, or nerve pain.
If you have the symptoms of TMJ then our TMD specialist dentist will recommend the treatment plan and how we can help you to overcome this disorder.

How Do We Treat TMJ Disorder?

If self-care measures and stress relief are not helping you then you can reach out to our TMD doctors as they will recommend you some medicines like:
Our TMJ TMD specialist will try their best to give you the right treatment for your pain and discomfort. If you still feel persisting pain then visit our facility of Dentist sunshine for more help.

Is Surgery An Option?

If you are suffering from severe and persistent TMJ disorder then our TMD specialist dentist will recommend you for Arthroscopic or open-joint surgery. However, our TMD doctor will recommend surgery to only those patients who have not responded to other treatment recommendations.
Our TMD doctor will discuss the pros and cons of the procedures and whether it is appropriate for you or not.
*All surgical processes carry risk and you should consult professional and qualified dentists before you decide to continue with the procedure or not.

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If you are suffering from unbearable pain and want to get rid of the stinging jaw pain then visit Dentist Sunshine. Our TMD treatment team is one of the highly regarded in Australia. Contact us today.

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no specific reason but if you have felt shock or a blow to the jaw then you can develop TMD.

It is the last option if a patient has not responded to therapies and medicines.

Ibuprofen and acetaminophen are two of the most used painkillers among TMD patients.

It will hold your jaw at the correct position hence, avoiding the pressure that causes the pain.