Do you suffer from jaw joint and muscle pain?
Do you wake in the morning with head, neck and/or jaw pain?
Do you get painful clicking in the jaw joint?
Do you experience tired and tight jaw muscles?
Do you wake feeling unrefreshed, and often feel tired or lethargic during the day?
Do you get ear pain / ringing in the ears?
Are your teeth chipped, broken or uneven?
Do you have trouble opening wide?
These are all signs that you could be suffering from TMJ (temporomandibular joint / jaw joint) dysfunction. The relationship between TMJ dysfunction, headaches, and sleep disorders is well documented. A Dysfunction of the TMJ can impact your entire body and place great stress on your nervous system.
How can we help?
Dr Alex Davies at Admire Dentistry aims to diagnose and treat the origin of the pain, and not just the symptoms. We use a combination of treatments including orthotic oral appliances, MLS laser, nutrition, and work closely with allied health professionals to ensure an integrated approach to improving your overall health and reduce inflammation in the TMJ & body. Muscle relaxant injections can also be administered initially, to help alleviate pain.
What is MLS Laser?
MLS (multiwave locked system) is the new low level laser therapy treatment uniquely designed to facilitate healing and reduce inflammation at the cellular level. The MLS Laser uses two light wavelengths; continuous emission and pulsed emission to help reduce pain and inflammation.
Continuous emission wavelength works to reduce inflammation and swelling, while the pulsated emission works to reduce pain.
MLS laser therapy, in combination with a custom oral appliance and good nutrition, has been a game changer in treating TMJ dysfunction.
Our Frequently Asked Questions
Cavities are decayed areas in teeth caused by bacterial activity, leading to holes. Symptoms include toothache, sensitivity, and visible holes.
TMJ refers to temporomandibular joint disorders involving issues with the jaw joint, disc, ligaments and surrounding muscles. Symptoms include jaw pain, clicking, and difficulty opening the mouth. Muscular pain and persistent headaches are also associated with TMJ dysfunction. The two conditions have distinct causes, symptoms, and treatments.