If you suffer from pain and restricted movement in your jaw then we can help. At Horsley Dental, we understand the structure and workings of the jaw and can diagnose the cause of your symptoms and then treat accordingly. Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder refers to pain and impaired function within the muscles that control movement in the jaw. As well as TMJ Disorder, Teeth Grinding is another common cause of jaw pain and we have specific solutions to treat this effectively as well.
Typical symptoms of the condition include pain in the jaw itself as well as in the ear, cheek and temple areas. Headaches and migraines can also occur in more severe cases. It is important to ascertain the cause of the problem in order to treat it effectively. Only after careful assessment and understanding of your case can a diagnosis be made. If left untreated, the condition can become harder to treat and more serious problems can develop. TMJ Disorder can be very unpleasant to live with and can have a detrimental impact on quality of life.
Teeth Grinding, also known as Bruxism, is a major cause of jaw pain. At Horsley Dental we can effectively diagnose and then treat the problem with specially designed night guards and splints. These even out the pressure in the jaw as well as protect the two sets of teeth from becoming further damaged or eroded.
At the initial consultation your dentist will listen carefully about your symptoms and assess your jaw thoroughly. Any proposed treatment will be fully explained and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. The length of treatment depends on the diagnosis and course of action taken.
If you have jaw pain and think that TMJ or Teeth Grinding treatment might be for you, please call our reception on 01483 281 414 to arrange a consultation. Please visit our Fees page to see our latest prices.