The temporomandibular joint links your jaw to your skull, which enables you to eat, speak, and yawn. When this joint is injured or damaged, a condition known as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome or temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is developed.
TMD symptoms include the following:
In recognition of the critical role played by the jaw, our highly trained dentists provide a comprehensive range of the newest and most sophisticated tmd dental treatment. Witness for yourself how we put our knowledge and dedication to your well-being into practice when you visit us at The Dental Lounges.
TMD symptoms might result from jaw misalignments caused by an irregular bite; hence, the majority of treatments focus on the fitting of mouth prostheses that separate the bite and provide pain relief. However, this approach often provides only short alleviation during the time the splint device is used.
Our TMD specialist has spent years investigating the relationship between the bite and TMD symptoms and has created a solution that realigns the teeth in such a way that the bite is rectified and the jawline is relaxed.
This alleviates tension on the jaw joints and muscles, and almost all patients report considerable or complete alleviation from TMD symptoms. Because the bite can be adjusted to a more relaxed position, the patient should anticipate long-term relief from their problems. By improving this technique of treating TMD disorder over the years, our dentist has treated hundreds of patients effectively and continues to do so.
There is no excuse to suffer from chronic temporomandibular joint discomfort. The Dental Lounges encourage you to make an appointment now if you are worried about persistent TMJ discomfort.
We will respond through email with information about your ailment and potential TMD treatment. Additionally, you can schedule an online or in-person consultation with our TMD orthodontics in Earlsfield or Wimbledon.
Over the years, one of our patients had suffered from severe headaches and jaw discomfort. Our dentist discovered that the patient was clenching and grinding his teeth. One of the leading causes of jaw discomfort was the upper jaw which was smaller than the lower one. Using Invisalign, our dentist was able to widen the upper jaw and straighten the teeth, especially the front ones, which alleviated the headaches and jaw discomfort. It’s been 3 years since the patient last had headaches or jaw discomfort, thanks to the treatment. Another benefit of using Invisalign is that the patient’s sinusitis has significantly improved after beginning treatment with Invisalign.FIND OUT MORE
One of our patients had a persistent daily low-level migraine, which would surge once a week to a full-blown migraine. The patient began to notice a significant improvement in their ability to move their teeth after receiving Invisalign treatment from our dentist. The patient had been plagued with migraines for the better part of two and a half years and now has gone from having an attack almost every day to barely having one every few months. The patient didn’t start feeling the effects for at least a year after starting treatment. The whiter and brighter teeth have been an added bonus of choosing Invisalign for TMJ Disorder.FIND OUT MORE
A thorough examination by one of our highly skilled and experienced dentists will be conducted during your consultation to identify whether you have TMJ.
Our tailored treatment plan provides you with instant and long-term relief from pain by identifying the underlying cause.
We will recommend activities to strengthen the muscles of the jaw
A night guard or bite plate to prevent teeth clenching or grinding during sleep.
When your orthotic device is finalized, we will ensure that it fits correctly and advise you on how to use it appropriately for the best results.
TMD is an acronym for the temporomandibular joint disorder. It refers to acute or chronic pain as well as other symptoms that are thought to be connected to the way the jaw operates and the way the teeth glide over one another in the mouth.
TMD can produce a broad variety of symptoms, both directly and indirectly. These symptoms may include facial discomfort or soreness, difficulty opening your mouth wide, locked jaws, popping noises in your jaw joint, facial swelling, difficulty chewing, headaches, and disorientation.
We're devoted to finding non-surgical methods that are both effective and beneficial to your chewing system. Non-surgical, more conservative methods are designed to relieve pressure on the TMJ, ease discomfort, and encourage normal activity. Surgery is often the final resort and is very seldom required for TMD.
Yes, ill-fitting dentures commonly result in jaw discomfort and TMD. When patients wear too-loose dentures, they are constantly attempting to adjust them, putting severe pressure on their temporomandibular joint. Dentures can significantly lengthen chewing times, putting additional strain on the TMJs.
While each patient's TMD care is unique, orthotics should not be used for longer than six months. Excessive usage of a biting splint might result in additional complications. Our dentist will suggest that you wear your orthotics solely at night or 24/7 by assessing various factors. Treatment for TMD varies according to the degree of symptoms and the position of your jaw.