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TMJ Pain and Tooth Grinding (Bruxism) Treatment in Dubbo

person touching their jaw in painDo you ever hear a popping or clicking sound when you open your mouth? Or, do you constantly find yourself waking up with morning headaches after a night of sleep? If so, you could be suffering from two common oral health problems: TMJ disorder and tooth grinding, also known as bruxism.

We’ve got good news. Care is available at Delroy Park Dental Care for these conditions! Here’s how we can help.


Your Jawbone and Your Oral Health

If it wasn’t for your jawbone, you wouldn’t be able to chew or speak as well as you can. Your jaw facilitates oral movement like smiling and other facial expressions, in addition to helping you talk. Sometimes, however, dysfunction can set in. When this happens, it’s typically known as temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJD.

Common contributing factors to TMJ pain include:

  • Trauma to the jaw
  • Grinding and clenching (during the day and while sleeping)
  • Overfilled teeth
  • Stressful work or life conditions
  • Autoimmune disorders like Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sleep apnea

Luckily, there are a variety of treatments available to manage TMJ and nighttime grinding, including bite splints that you wear during sleep. They’re designed to provide a cushion for your teeth, so clenching and grinding isn’t possible. These splints are custom made and fit much better than anything you can find in a local supermarket.

Ready to Learn More?

If you feel like you’re suffering from TMJ pain or nighttime teeth grinding, we’d love to help. Contact our team today to learn more and get your appointment scheduled. We look forward to helping you get your oral health back on track.


TMJ Pain and Tooth Grinding (Bruxism) Treatment Dubbo NSW | (02) 6882 8819