Ask the dentists at Mayflower Dental in Sydney about your Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) treatment options.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, or TMJ, refers to a disorder of the jaw joint. TMJ can cause a wide variety of symptoms, from pain in the area of the joint, to headaches, dizziness, difficulty chewing or biting, ear pain, ringing in the ear, and even hearing loss.
TMJ can occasionally cause nausea and vomiting and can even cause your jaw to lock open or shut, or make your bite feel unusual or out of place. With a simple examination, our friendly and helpful team can tell you if the symptoms you are experiencing are due to TMJ.
TMJ can be caused by trauma to the area, wear and tear over time, or poor habits, such as teeth grinding or clenching.
Our kind and caring team can help you to understand if your habits are contributing to your TMJ.
Sometimes, a simple change in habit can help to improve TMJ symptoms.
Once our knowledgeable team has diagnosed TMJ, there are a variety of treatment options available.
Treatment options include coaching you to change any habits that may be worsening your TMJ, preparing a custom-made bite guard, physical therapy, medication, or injections.
In rare cases, surgery may be recommended to address the problem. Our caring and experienced team can help you to decide which of these TMJ treatment options are best for you.