TMJ & Bruxism ( Jaw joint pain/ Grinding )

tmd-bruxism

Teeth grinding or clenching is a condition called bruxism and it can cause extensive damage to your teeth, gums and to your jaw joints, potentially leading to a problem called temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD). This is a disorder that can cause chronic headaches and pain that may extend into your neck and shoulders.

The problem with bruxism is that it is generally a nocturnal habit so you might be unaware you have this condition. Common symptoms of bruxism and TMJ include waking up with a sore and aching jaw or noticing your teeth are sensitive, or are chipped and worn. We can often easily treat this condition by providing a custom-made night guard. This is made from clear plastic and will fit comfortably over your upper or lower teeth, cushioning them and greatly minimising wear

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25th March 2020
We hope you are doing well.

Given the unprecedented situation and the uncertainties surrounding the COVID -19, we felt it was important to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to keep our practice clean and safe for every single one of you who step inside and also for our lovely team.

We have always maintained rigorous infection control procedures and take pride that as an accredited practice, we have a clearly-defined system of measuring our compliance with regulations and guidelines, allowing us to continually improve how we operate our practice.

During the last few days, we have been closely following our professional health authority’s guidance and if you have been in recently, you would have noticed that we have implemented a few additional measures in the way we operate.

We will check on you to see if you are well before you come in. Please inform us before you come in, if you are unwell or have travelled overseas or have come in contact with anyone who tested positive or highly likely to be positive for COVID-19. We will reschedule your appointment. If you are in pain and need urgent dental treatment during this time, please contact the Base Hospital. They will triage and treat accordingly.

Steps taken at our practice

We might reschedule some non-urgent treatment in the coming days, but every effort will be made to help you in the best way possible if you are in pain or any discomfort with your teeth.

It is a constantly evolving situation and we understand that it can be stressful; we will have to stay calm but vigilant and help each other out the best we can.