Grinding & TMJ

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Grinding and TMJ Treatment Wodonga

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is composed of muscles, blood vessels, nerves and bones.

There are two temporomandibular joints, one on each side of your jaw.

TMJ disorders are problems of the chewing muscles and joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull.

Causes of TMJ Pain

The cause of pain in TMJ includes:

  • The result of displacement of the cartilage disc that causes pressure and stretching of the associated sensory nerves
  • A bad bite or orthodontic braces stress and tooth grinding
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Symptoms for TMJ Disorders

Symptoms associated with TMJ disorders may include:

  • Biting or chewing difficulty or discomfort
  • Clicking, popping or grating sound when opening or closing the mouth
  • Dull, aching pain in the face
  • Earache
  • Headache
  • Jaw pain or tenderness of the jaw
  • Reduced ability to open or close the mouth

Need TMJ Care in Wodonga?

Contact your Wodonga dentist for a TMJ disorder consultation today!

For questions and concerns, call us on (02) 6024 1516 or request your appointment online.

We are located at 340 Beechworth Road in Wodonga.

Frequently Asked Questions

About Grinding and TMJ Treatment Wodonga

What are TMJ disorders?
Temporomandibular Joint disorders are problems affecting the jaw joints and surrounding muscles and ligaments. It can be caused by trauma, improper bite, arthritis or wear and tear.
What causes TMJ disorders?

There are several factors that can contribute to a stressed-out, misaligned or tight TMJ. Causes can include a bad bite, teeth grinding/clenching, excessive gum chewing, jaw injury, arthritis and stress. Some patients experience a painful TMJ because they clench their jaw when running or exercising. Letting a dentist determine an accurate cause of your TMJ pain is essential for planning your treatment.

What treatments are available for TMJ disorders?

Treatments range from simple care practices and conservative treatments to injections and oral surgery.