Jaw Pain Treatment in Rockhampton and Emerald

If you are suffering from unexplained symptoms such as head or facial pain, joints that click, or tender jaw muscles, you could be suffering from a TMJ problem. Our experienced dental teams can help relieve your pain by utilising advanced dental technologies to diagnose and provide jaw pain treatment at our Rockhampton and Emerald dental clinics.

If you are worried that you may have a jaw joint problem, why not book an appointment with our experienced dental teams at A2Z today.

Jaw Pain Treatment in Rockhampton and Emerald

If you are suffering from unexplained symptoms such as head or facial pain, joints that click, or tender jaw muscles, you could be suffering from a TMJ problem. Our experienced dental teams can help relieve your pain by utilising advanced dental technologies to diagnose and provide jaw pain treatment at our Rockhampton and Emerald dental clinics.

If you are worried that you may have a jaw joint problem, why not book an appointment with our experienced dental teams at A2Z today.

What is TMJ? Our Rockhampton dentist explains ….

The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) connect the lower jaw to your skull bones and are located on the sides of your head. They interact with your muscles, ligaments, and bones to help you with movements such as speaking, chewing, and yawning. When something goes wrong with these joints it results in TMJ pain that can escalate into TMJD or temporomandibular joint disorder.

Common causes of TMJD or TMD

While there are several reasons for TMJD or TMJ pain, at our Emerald clinic the most common reasons are:

  • Teeth grinding or clenching
  • Injuries of the head, neck, or jaw
  • Chronic stress contained in the facial muscles or jaw
  • Rheumatoid or Osteoarthritis in the TMJ
  • Dislocation of the disc between the temporomandibular ball and socket
  • Problems with the shape of the temporomandibular shape

Jaw Pain Treatment

In Emerald and Rockhampton, we recommend several treatment options for TMJD. A thorough examination and cone beam imaging helps our dentist diagnose and determine the best treatment plan for your unique needs. Treatments include:

  • Mouthguards
  • Muscle relaxant injections
  • Straightening the teeth to correct the bite
  • Physiotherapy or in extreme cases,
  • Surgery

Treatments you can try at home for TMJ disorders include applying ice packs, medications such as Ibuprofen, experimenting with different types of pillows, and practising jaw massage and exercises.

Our experienced dentists offer a range of jaw pain treatment at our Rockhampton and Emerald clinics. If you need jaw pain relief then contact the team at A2Z Dental to schedule an appointment where we can discuss your best TMJ/TMJD treatment options.

Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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