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TMJ Disorder at K&R Dental

Severe mouth painTMJ disorder is a condition that affects the temporomandibular joint and can cause considerable pain, problems with mobility, and long-term discomfort. The causes of TMJ disorder are not always clear, but some common factors include misalignment of the jaw and teeth, grinding or clenching the teeth while sleeping (known as bruxism), and arthritis. We often see patients in the practice dealing with TMJ who are between the ages of 20-40 years old.

Other symptoms can include:

  • Headaches
  • Pain in the neck, shoulder or teeth
  • Earaches or ringing in the ears
  • Loss of full range of jaw motion
  • Clicking jaw
  • Tired jaw

Fortunately, there are non-invasive treatment options for TMJ. These include reducing stress levels, eating soft foods, and using oral appliances like the 3DS to support the jaw comfortably in its natural position. Additionally, physical therapy exercises can be used to help improve mobility of the joint.

When it comes to managing TMJ disorder, we have years of experience helping people just like you. In our care, we’ll provide personalized advice and can help you decide which treatments may be most suitable for your condition.

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Dealing with jaw pain? We’d love to help. Contact our team today to learn more and get an appointment booked.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the symptoms of TMJ disorder?

Symptoms of TMJ disorder include jaw pain and discomfort, difficulty moving the jaw, headaches, earaches, neck pain, and facial swelling.

What are some non-invasive treatments?

Non-invasive treatments include reducing stress levels, eating soft foods, using oral appliances like the 3DS to support the jaw comfortably in its natural position, and physical therapy exercises.

How long does it take for treatment to be effective?

This can vary depending on the severity of your condition and the type of treatment being used. Some people may begin to experience relief within a few days, while others may require more time to see results.


TMJ Disorder Lavington, Albury NSW | (02) 6025 2222