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TMJ Dentistry

We are living in a fast paced world and stress seems to be catching up with everyone.

Headaches, dizziness, neck pain and jaw popping are becoming un-necessarily common and could be due to TMJ.

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is attached to the lower jaw and skull. When a person is under stress, they have a tendency to clench and grind their teeth unconsciously. This clenching and grinding affects the TMJ by putting unnecessary pressure on the jaw and the muscles around the ears, neck and head. The Temporomandibular Joint is necessary in many processes, including; opening and closing the mouth, chewing, swallowing and breathing.

For patients suffering from this condition, Optima Dental Care recommends utilising a ‘Grinding Guard’. A Grinding Guard is created to your individual oral situation and is worn while you sleep.