Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is the term used when your teeth and jaw are out of their correct alignment, causing a variety of significant oral and general health problems.

  • Do you suffer from recurring headaches or migraines?
  • Do you grind your teeth?
  • Are you teeth and jaw out of perfect alignment?
  • Do you suffer from facial, neck and shoulder pain?
  • Do you have a clicking jaw?
  • Do you have limited jaw movement?

Your jaw joint is the most flexible and utilised joint in your entire body, and is located just in front of your ears. It is this joint that enables you to chew, swallow, talk and laugh. When your jaw is out of alignment it can cause any or all of these above symptoms; all clear indicators of suffering from TMJ.

Bright Star Dental treatment for a TMJ disorder will often take a conservative approach. For some clients TMJ disorders are only temporary and as such simple treatment methods are the most appropriate and effective.

Following a thorough examination, your tailored treatment plan is developed for your specific needs with relief often experienced very quickly.

Your treatment plan is unique to you but may consist of one or more of the following methods:

  • Bite plates
  • Night guards
  • Cold or warm packs
  • Relaxation massages
  • Diet management
  • Stress management
  • Medication

See our Bright Star Dental team today to decrease or eliminate all pain and discomfort and improve your sleep and overall health.

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