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The symptoms of TMJ Disorder or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder can occasionally be mis-attributed to other complaints. For example, TMJ can cause severe headaches but this is often diagnosed as migraines and treated, not very successfully, accordingly.
Another common problem caused by TMJ is grinding which causes tooth wear and fractures.
All our dentists are experienced at diagnosing and treating the symptoms of TMJ. Custom made bite guards are a very effective way of treating this disorder. Prompt diagnosis can avoid any long-term damage to the joints and teeth.
Impressions of your teeth are taken to create a customised plastic appliance that fits over your teeth and is worn at night.
When the device is worn, your teeth are in a position where your facial muscles are relaxed, preventing grinding and taking the pressure off your TMJ.
The device also protects the teeth, preventing them from becoming worn down by grinding.
Alleviated facial and TMJ pain, including a reduction in headaches.
Prevention of extensive tooth wear.
Enhanced quality of sleep.