Temporomandibular Joint Pain
These are the joints which connect the lower jawbone to the skull. Located at the sides of the head near each ear, these joints play an essential role in eating, speaking, and making facial expressions. In fact, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one of the most frequently used and complex joints in the entire body.
There are numerous causes of jaw joint pains including:
- clenching and grinding - misaligned bite - arthritis - dislocation - cartilage wear.
At Greenlane Dental, we can offer you a range of treatments to reduce your discomfort including:
Jaw exercises – Strengthening, stretching and relaxing.
Splints – Will help to reduce the harmful effects of tooth clenching
Dysport – Provides relief the TMJ and jaw tension which can reduce headaches triggered by grinding.