Temporo Mandibular Joint (Jaw) Disorders (TMD)

Chronic recurrent headaches, neck aches, jaw pain and facial pain are a common occurrence for millions of Australians. TMD disorders and TMJ dysfunction result in frequent ear symptoms which can make chewing, speaking or moving the jaw painful or difficult. These ear and jaw symptoms include:

  • If you are suffering from jaw pain then TMJ dysfunction may be to blame.
    If you are suffering from jaw pain then TMJ dysfunction may be to blame.

    Pain or sore jaw

  • Ringing or buzzing sound in the ears
  • Loss of hearing
  • Chewing problems or a locking of the jaw
  • Worn or sensitive teeth
  • Unexplained toothache.

Until recently these symptoms appeared unrelated and were frequently undiagnosed or misdiagnosed as a migraine, tension headache, neuritis, neuralgia or stress. Standard treatment remedies for these types of disorders were often unsuccessful.

TMJ Disorders and TMJ Dysfunction

Today it is well recognised that these often unexplained, undiagnosed and therefore untreated symptoms are related to a group of problems called Temporo Mandibular Disorders (TMD) as they affect the Temporo Mandibular joints (TMJ) themselves.

If you suffer from one or more TMD symptoms then we recommend you book a consultation with our friendly dental team in West Lakes, Adelaide so that they can investigate, diagnose and recommend a treatment for your unique situation.

Call us on (08) 8449 9777 to book your appointment today.

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