TMD Treatments


TMD Treatments In Australia


Are you struggling with jaw pain and inflammation and want qualified TMD treatments? Do you experience periodic limited jaw movement issues and want permanent treatment solution?

Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic offers specialised treatment solutions for TMD. As one of the best TMD specialists in Australia, we will listen to your issues, examine your jaw movement, and provide treatment solutions to help you relieve you from the symptoms and pain.

If you are unsure or not familiar with the term TMD, learn what is it as it can help you to understand the disorder better.

What Is TMD?


Temporomandibular disorder or TMD is a disorder where the jaw joint is misaligned. While TMJ is the disorder associated with the temporomandibular joint, TMD represents any issue that affects the complex system of muscles, bones, ligaments, and discs.

The disorder develops due to issues with the parts of the joint or the muscles of the jaw. Injuries to your jaw, joints and muscles in the neck or head can all lead to TMD.

See other common causes that lead to TMD:

Arthritis in the joint

Arthritis in the joint


Teeth grinding or clenching that put additional pressure on the joint

Teeth grinding or clenching that put additional pressure on the joint


Stress – it can tighten your jaw and facial muscles

Stress – it can tighten your jaw and facial muscles




Symptoms Of TMD


TMD is common among people between the ages of 20 and 40, and the patients will experience the following symptoms:

Pain or tenderness around the ear, in the jaw joint area, face, and neck and shoulders when people open their mouth to chew, speak, or yawn

Pain or tenderness around the ear, in the jaw joint area, face, and neck and shoulders when people open their mouth to chew, speak, or yawn


Jaws get “locked” or “stuck” in the open or closed mouth position

Jaws get “locked” or “stuck” in the open or closed mouth position


Swelling on either side of your face

Swelling on either side of your face


Grating, popping, or clicking sounds when opening or closing the mouth

Grating, popping, or clicking sounds when opening or closing the mouth


Trouble in chewing

Trouble in chewing


If you experience these symptoms periodically with jaw pain, you can contact us to get a diagnosis and comprehensive treatment. Since most of these symptoms are similar to sinus problems, arthritis, tooth decay, or gum disease, the diagnosis is critical to confirm the disorder.





Diagnosis


Our dental practitioners will listen to your, check your jaw joints, examine your oral structure, and confirm whether you are struggling with TMD. In most cases, they may also take x-rays and MRI scans to understand the jaw movement and the position of the TMJ disc.

Our dental practitioners may also take a CT scan of your jaw to see the bony detail of the joint. Based on the diagnosis, we will create a tailored treatment plan for the disorder.




Treatment


Based on the complexity of your symptoms, we may mix of medications, therapies, lifestyle suggestions, or invasive procedures. Pain relievers and muscle relaxants are the commonly used medications that can relieve you from pain and relax facial muscles.

Physiotherapy involving massage, ultrasound treatment, electromagnetic feedback, and specific jaw muscle exercises can reduce the pain as well as the movement problems of the jaws. If your TMD symptoms are due to teeth grinding or clenching, we will provide you with a night guard or splints to avoid the lower and upper teeth touching each other.

If your issues are due to biting problems, our dentists will provide your bridges, crowns, or braces to balance and correct the bitting issues.

If the other treatment options can’t address your symptoms, we will suggest you surgical procedures for correct the TMD issues. At Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic, we offer three types of surgical procedures depending on the problems of our patients.

Arthrocentesis – The minor TMD surgery procedure is useful to correct the locked jaws.

Arthrocentesis – The minor TMD surgery procedure is useful to correct the locked jaws.


Arthroscopy – It’s a minimally invasive procedure to realign the disc or joint or remove the inflamed tissue.

Arthroscopy – It’s a minimally invasive procedure to realign the disc or joint or remove the inflamed tissue.


Open-joint surgery – It’s the treatment option for complex issues such as bony structures wearing down, tumours around the joint, and more.

Open-joint surgery – It’s the treatment option for complex issues such as bony structures wearing down, tumours around the joint, and more.





Benefits Of Composite Veneers


Composite veneers are a comparatively new veneer option, and the popularity of it goes up year after year. Some of the major benefits of choosing a composite veneer as follows:

The lower cost of composite resin makes the veneer an affordable choice for most patients.


You get quick results – the procedure is completed in 1 visit.


If the veneer is damaged or broken, it can easily be repaired


At our clinic, the composite veneers cost $450–850 per teeth, and they can give you durable results for 5-7 years.

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