Do you regularly experience discomfort in your jaw? Or maybe when you wake up in the morning, it feels like you've been clenching your teeth while sleeping. Whilst seeking a professional evaluation can provide more accurate answers, these symptoms potentially indicate a condition called temporomandibular joint disorder, 'TMJ' or 'TMD.'
What Are the Symptoms of TMD?
As previously mentioned, those suffering from TMJ may feel pain in their jaw or notice other forms of discomfort. Effectively self-diagnosing can prove challenging, but other symptoms that commonly indicate a TMD diagnosis include:
- Pain in the temporomandibular joints
- Aches around the ears
- Painful chewing
- Clicking or locking of the jaw
- Facial pain
- Bruxism (grinding or clenching of teeth, generally while sleeping)
If you experience these symptoms or other related discomforts, we encourage you to arrange a consultation with our friendly, experienced team of professionals in Highgate Hill.
TMJ Care in Highgate Hill, QLD
At Be Well Dental, we understand how discomfort in the jaw and other parts of the face can impact daily life, and that is why we treat TMJ at our practice in Highgate Hill. Luckily, TMJ is a common disorder with several treatment options ranging from physical therapy to custom oral appliances.
If you believe TMJ may be affecting your comfort level and quality of life, don't stress! We are here to help and invite you to schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience to get to the bottom of any pain or discomfort you may experience.