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TMJ Care at First Dental Studio

person with jaw painTMJ, short for temporomandibular joint disorder, is a condition closely linked to bruxism and teeth grinding, impacting the jaw joint’s functionality and comfort. Affecting the joint connecting your jaw to your skull, it may lead to various symptoms and challenges requiring careful monitoring and management.

Exploring TMJ Symptoms and Causes

During routine check-ups and cleanings, our dentists assess the temporomandibular joint for signs of dysfunction, such as clicking or creaking sounds, asymmetry, wear and tear and associated discomfort. TMJ issues often stem from bruxism, prolonged teeth grinding and clenching, which places excessive pressure on the jaw joint, leading to potential wear, imbalance, joint deterioration and discomfort over time.

Over time, this strain may lead to arthritis-like conditions in the jaw joint, resulting in soreness, limited movement, and the need for anti-inflammatory medications.

Best Approaches to Deal with Wear and Tear

While general wear and tear are expected in the temporomandibular joint, interventions are typically tailored based on individual symptoms and severity. In cases where TMJ-related issues persist without causing significant pain or impairment, a watchful monitoring approach may be adopted to ensure optimal jaw health and function.

Some ways our team handles TMJ pain include:

  • Occlusal Splints: using occlusal splints may help alleviate TMJ-related symptoms by providing support and alignment to the jaw joint, reducing pressure and promoting healing
  • Joint Injuries: trauma to the jaw joint, whether from external impact or internal strain, may result in discomfort and reduced function. In such cases, splints or other supportive measures may be recommended to aid in recovery and prevent further complications

Time to Seek Professional Guidance

If you experience symptoms of TMJ disorder, such as jaw pain, discomfort, or clicking sensations, seek timely dental evaluation. By collaborating with our experienced team, you can receive personalised care and support to address your concerns and enhance your oral well-being.

Schedule a Visit with Our Experienced Dentists

Don’t let TMJ-related challenges disrupt your daily life. Schedule a consultation at First Dental Studio to explore our tailored solutions for managing TMJ disorder and restoring comfort and function to your jaw joint. Let’s work together towards a healthier, pain-free jaw and improved quality of life.


* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner such as a Specialist Oral Surgeon.


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