Are you grappling with jaw pain, clicks, or even difficulty in opening and closing your mouth? These might be telltale signs of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD).
At Gentle Dental Hawthorn, we don’t just manage symptoms, we target the underlying issues that compromise your jaw’s function and your daily comfort. Leveraging years of expertise and cutting-edge technology, we are committed to delivering customised, effective treatments that usher you into a new era of jaw health and overall well-being.
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Night guards are an effective treatment option for TMD, as they help reduce jaw tension and prevent further dental damage caused by teeth grinding and clenching.
Night guards act as a barrier between the upper and lower teeth, which helps to reduce the stress on the temporomandibular joints and protect against the damage caused by crooked teeth, tooth decay, tooth wear, tooth loss, sensitive teeth, fractured teeth, and loose teeth.
In addition, night guards help to keep teeth healthy and strong and reduce the risk of tooth damage due to clenching and grinding of teeth.
Using prescribed devices and following recommended lifestyle changes and exercises consistently can help to expedite the relief process for TMD symptoms. Depending on the individual, relief from TMD symptoms can begin shortly after treatment.
Common symptoms, such as sore jaw muscles, teeth grinding, and jaw pain, can be brought under control by:
With a consistent effort, relief from TMD symptoms can come quickly and last long-term. It is important to understand the effects of tooth grinding and take proactive steps to ensure proper treatment is received.
TMD can cause swelling on the side of the face, which can be a result of inflammation or fluid accumulation. Gentle Dental Hawthorn offers dental care and treatments to reduce inflammation and alleviate swelling, providing relief and improving jaw function.
Tooth pain can be a sign of bruxism, and tooth grinding is a common symptom. We offer customised care to people with bruxism and provide custom-made grinding appliances for night grinders. As people with bruxism require different care levels, we develop a personalised treatment plan for each patient.
Our goal is to help our patients obtain relief from TMD symptoms and get back to optimal oral health.
At Gentle Dental Hawthorn, we provide safe, non-invasive, and minimally invasive treatments for TMD. Surgery is a rare treatment option and is only recommended if other treatments, such as night guards, botox and mandibular advancement splints, are ineffective. Our customised treatment plans are designed with your needs in mind. Here are a few ways we can help:
At Gentle Dental Hawthorn, we understand how important it is to provide patients with the best care, so we ensure only to recommend surgery as a last resort. We strive to make sure our clients have the best care possible.
Children can experience TMD symptoms, so if a child is experiencing jaw pain, difficulty chewing, or other symptoms associated with TMD, it’s important to seek professional advice and early intervention to prevent the development of chronic issues.
At Gentle Dental Hawthorn, booking an appointment with one of our experienced professionals is the first step in finding relief from the painful oral symptoms associated with TMD.
Various lifestyle changes, such as stress management, diet modification, jaw exercises, avoiding extreme jaw movements, and applying ice or heat, can supplement TMD treatment and alleviate symptoms.
Certain practices, such as muscle relaxation during sleep, proper care of a dental appliance, and using a simple appliance, can help alleviate advanced symptoms.