tmj specialist melbourne

TMJ Specialist Melbourne

Jaw Popping Relief

TMJ Symptoms

TMD usually presents as chronic facial pain near the ears or jaw that doesn’t respond to paracetamol alone.

The team at Signature Dentistry understand the pain that dental problems can cause and are dedicated to helping patients find relief.

The temporomandibular joint is what connects your jaw to your skull, located in the area right in front of your ears.

This allows you to open and close your mouth. When a person has a TMJ disorder, it can make it challenging to chew regularly, lead to clicking / popping noises when they open their mouth, and even cause serious headaches.

TMJ disorder and pain can come from a variety of sources, such as:

  • Neck injuries
  • Grinding
  • Dislocation of the jaw
  • Facial injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Stress
  • How the teeth fit together
  • Other diseases

In addition to dental specific treatment, we can advise you on home treatments including:

  • Relaxation techniques
  • Dietary options
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Daily habit corrections

If you think you have TMD and could benefit from our treatment options, please use our book appointment form or call our office on 9826 1338, Dr Somana will be happy to schedule a consultation with you and discuss your options.