Redbank Plains Dental offers splints for TMJ Disorder, Bruxism and for those pateints who may require them after complex treatments.
Depending on your treatment needs, Redbank Plains Dental offers a variety of splints to assist in your recovery.
WHAT IS TMJ DISORDER?
The temperomandibular joint (TMJ) is located on the face just in front of the ear. For some people the joint can be out of line and this most commonly can cause pain and headaches, along with a handful of other problems. Generally this condition is known as TMJ Disorder which is abbreviated to TMD.
There are many causes of TMD but to name a few, your joint problems could be due to:
- Grinding or clenching of teeth
- Missing teeth
- Odd shaped teeth
TMD is often an uncomfortable condition for the patient. Although the symptoms are different from person to person, some of symptoms of TMD include:
- Tension headaches
- Clicking jaw
- Jaw lock
- Tooth pain
- Tooth sensitivity
- Back or neck pain
- Awkward angling of the jaw
- Bad bite
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, speak to one of our Redbank Plains Dental professionals about TMJ splints and we can work towards a solution for you today.
WHAT IS BRUXISM?
Bruxism is commonly known as a nocturnal teeth grinding problem. Generally patients that suffer from bruxism grind their teeth through the night and have no control over the habit. Here at redbank Plains Dental we don’t only provide a splint to help preserve the structure of your teeth, we also try to find the source of the problem.
The reason people grind and clench their teeth differs from patient to patient, but it could be due to one or more of the following factors:
- Bite malfunction
- Missing teeth
Symptoms of teeth grinding could be:
- Consistent headaches
- Muscle pain
- Stiffness in the jaw
- Disturbed sleep
- Teeth may be worn
- Gums inflamed
- Loose teeth
Not all symptoms may be present, so if you think you could be suffering from bruxism or consistent grinding, visit our practice and find out how we can help preserve and restore your smile with a bruxism splint.