TMJ Treatment, Melbourne
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disfunction is not just uncomfortable - it can affect your lifestyle and often, it’s difficult to find the source of the problem.
The jaw pain, headaches, face pain, fatigue and other discomforts caused by TMJ disfunction can be diagnosed and treated by the TMJ experts at Toorak Dental Studio. As experts in the musculoskeletal system, we can examine your jaw and your bite to determine what’s causing the issues, to help you return to your normal quality of life.
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As your TMJ clinic in Melbourne
If you’re suffering from unexplained headaches, earaches, dizziness, jaw, neck, shoulder, back or throat problems, you may have TMJ disfunction. This could result from trauma to the surrounding tissue, a misaligned bite or clenching of the teeth. The TMJ experts at Toorak Dental Studio can alleviate the pain through a simple evaluation, as part of our dentistry treatments for children and adults in Melbourne.
Common questions about TMJ
Patients with private medical and/or dental insurance may find that treatment for TMJ disorders is covered under their plan. Consult your insurance provider before undertaking a treatment to find out if you’re covered.
For those costs that aren’t covered, speak to us about interest-free payment plans to help spread the cost of your dental or medical work at Toorak Dental Studio.
Ringing sounds in the ear are sometimes caused by problems related to the muscles, cartilage and ligaments of TMJ. If your dentist or doctor evaluates you and can determine the relation between your TMJ and tinnitus, they will be able to treat it in most cases.
By addressing the underlying problems, they can prescribe an appropriate treatment to cure your tinnitus.
Once diagnosed, TMJ disfunction can usually be treated immediately, and even patients that have suffered for years can experience fast relief from the symptoms. This, of course, depends on the severity of the condition and some patients require mouth reconstruction or oral splints - in which case the may require oral appliances and treatment that usually takes a few months.
TMJ treatment starts with the discussion of your symptoms and an analysis of your jaw, including the range-of-motion and the sounds it makes when you move it. If there seems to be a problem, your dentist or doctor will further examine the area using a CBCT scan or MRI.
The results of this examination are then used to diagnose and treat TMJ disorder. Treatment could be as simple as prescribing pain relief or muscle relaxants, or it could include drug-free physical therapies to improve the function of jaw muscles. In more severe cases, surgery may be required.
Committed to your long-term oral health
We’re committed to sourcing the origin of your pain and finding the treatment that will have you feeling your best again. Our high-quality patient-focused care means that, once we’ve treated TMJ, we provide regular comprehensive examinations to maintain the health of your teeth, gums and jaw.
Book a consultation
We encourage you to book a consultation with our friendly dentists at your earliest convenience if you’re experiencing oral pain. For ongoing or acute pain, call us for a same-day appointment 7 days a week.