Bite Analysis & TMJ disorders

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders occur when we encounter problems arising with the bone; muscles; and nerves associated with the joints of the jaw.

The pain and discomfort caused by TMJ disorders may be severe, intermittent or constant. If left untreated it can often be a degenerative process, therefore early diagnosis and treatment is key.

Symptoms may include some of the following:

  • Clicking, grating or popping of the jaw
  • Ear ache (tinnitus)
  • Inability to open your mouth wide and loss of range of joint motion
  • Trouble chewing or a sudden uncomfortable bite
  • Severe persistent headaches
  • Muscular-facial pain or tenderness in the effected area
  • Swelling or tiredness on the side of your face
  • Sleep disorders
  • Clenching the teeth (especially at night)
Following careful analysis of the problem, treatment may include various options such as diet modification; relaxation & behavioural adjustment techniques; bite splints; medication; and occlusal correction.
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