Wednesday, April 13, 2011

TMJ Tratment

Experiencing frequent headaches, migraines, dizziness, a stiff neck, back pain, ear ache and / or popping and clicking jaw-joints?

You may be one of the many undiagnosed TMJ Dysfunction sufferers. Today, in our stressful society frequent headaches and migraines have become a common occurrence. Most are dismissed as nothing; however they may be a symptom of TMJ Dysfunction. At Holistic Dental we acknowledge the need for TMJ treatment and are dedicated to helping patients resolve and cope with this condition.

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ) is the term utilised to describe conditions affecting the Temporomandibular Joint. The Temporomandibular Joint is the point at which the jaw opens and closes. This condition is caused by bad bite and results in chronic facial pain for the sufferer. Patients who grind teeth during their sleep will feel further pain and discomfort.

Stress is the key contributor in the development of TMJ. The external influence of anxiety results in clenched jaws and tight shoulders. By clenching your jaw you may be compressing jaw points. In which case the back jaw ligament will stretch and become inflamed. Your jaw disc may also become dislocated; resulting in a popping sound when you open your mouth widely (whilst talking, eating or yawning).

With the assistance of high tech equipment and our Comprehensive Examination and Diagnosis procedures we are able to determine the causes of your problems and treatment plan for long term definitive solutions.

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