Jaw Pain / Clenching and Grinding Relief
If you are experiencing jaw pain, and clicking in the jaw throughout the day, or especially when you wake in the morning, you could be suffering from temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD). This is a common condition which affects the complex system of the jaw muscles, joints, and nerves from working together in harmony. If not treated, pain can persist and it can be quite overwhelming and debilitating. It is important that you see your dentist for an assessment. Your dentist can offer advice and treatment to reduce the pain.
One of the most common causes of jaw pain is Clenching and Grinding. Clenching and grinding is known in the dental world as Bruxism. Bruxism is likely the result of a combination of things – it can be a habit, an interaction of our nervous system, psychological and/or due to environmental causes. It is important to understand that bruxism is NORMAL, everyone does it. What we need to determine – Is bruxism having a negative effect on you and your teeth, muscles and/or jaw?
The persistent pain from bruxism can be quite overwhelming and debilitating. Admire Dentistry offers a variety of treatment options from occlusal splints (night guards) and muscle relaxant injections, to exploring restorative options to regain your bite. In addition to this, we also work closely with physiotherapists who specialise in jaw function, and with ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists to ensure all possible causes are investigated.
When you present for your appointment with one of our dentists, we will complete a thorough examination to investigate all signs and symptoms.
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