Do you suffer from persistent jaw pain, tension headaches, or worn teeth?
If so, you may be suffering from temporomandibular joint dysfunction/disorder (also referred to as TMJ or TMD), a painful jaw disorder that we regularly treat successfully.
Custom TMJ devices are often called splints are “mouth guard,” “bite plate,” “bite appliance,” “mouthpiece,” “orthotic,” “night guard”
affects 20–30% of the adult population; it is more common in women and in those between the ages of 20 and 40. Symptoms include clicking, popping, or grating sounds coming from the jaw; muscle pain that can be felt in the cheeks and temples; jaw joint pain; and severe tension headaches. Though the tension headaches aren’t life threatening, they can be debilitating.
Because neck pain, migraine headaches, and tooth problems can be rooted in a number of other causes, general dentists and family doctors may ignore the possibility that TMJ is the culprit. In other instances, dentists or doctors may recognise a bite problem, but are at a loss for how to find its cause. Thats where the TMJ Centre Melbourne can help you
Pain doesn’t have to be a way of life. Through extensive training with world renowned TMJ professionals and our own patients’ success, we can provide the diagnosis and treatment you need to live a pain-free life. In order to provide the best service possible for our patients, we limit our practice to solely evaluate and treat TMJ and sleep apnoea related symptoms. If you suffer from pain in your head, face or jaw, there are non-invasive techniques available to relieve your pain. And with our state-of-the-art technology paired with an comprehensive experienced and compassionate staff, we can offer you the best alternatives to invasive surgery available.
If you truly have TMJ dysfunction our dentist, Dr. Shah, can keep your jaw in a healing position using orthotics (bite plates) while Dr. Dowker provides low force chiropractor adjustments to relieve any extra stress on the TMJ. There are no high velocity trusts or rapid rotations. With this stress removed, chances of a full recovery of the TMJ are greatly improved.
With a dentist and chiropractor in the same clinic, you will see results faster. With the ability to offer a chiropractic adjustment minutes after your bite plate is fitted, your body can get to work sooner on restoring the balance in its system. It’s also very convenient for our patients, further reducing any stress they may be feeling.
Please come in for our comprehensive TMJ diagnosis. Book a CONSULTATION or 2ND OPINION today.