Head, Neck & Jaw Pain Treatment Macquarie Park
Head, Neck & Jaw Pain Treatment Sydney
Pain in your neck, jaw and head can be caused by something commonly known as temporomandibular disorders (TMJD). It is a joint disorder that arises when the joint connecting your upper and lower jawbones does not work properly. This is one of the most complex joints in the human body and it allows us to move the lower jaw forward, down, and side by side.
Symptoms of TMJD include:
- Clicking or popping when you open and close your mouth
- Headaches, which often feel like migraines
- Ear aches
- Pressure or pain behind your eyes
- Pain brought on by jawning or opening your mouth widely
- Tenderness in jaw muscles
- Sudden change in the way your upper and lower teeth fit together
If you can relate to one of all of the above-mentioned symptoms, we suggest you visit our head, neck & jaw pain treatment Sydney center. These might be signs of TMJD, but they can also be related to other problems. Because of that, it is best to let our experienced Dr Stephen de Bruyn check everything so you can be sure that the diagnosis is right.
How We Diagnose
Besides your health history, our doctor will conduct a physical examination as well. This is the best way to examine what is causing your problem. He will ask you about the symptoms you are feeling, check your jaw joints for pain, listen for clicks or pops and make sure they work as they should.
It is also necessary to test your bite and check if there are problems with your face muscles. We will also take full face X-rays so we can view your jaws, joints and teeth and check if there are some other problems.
Keep in mind that if you don’t seek help on time, complications can arise. We suggest you contact our head, neck & jaw pain treatment Sydney center as soon as you notice some of the signs we mentioned, and we will take care of everything else. No matter if it is TMJD you are facing, or there is something else that is causing you problems, we will be able to solve it.
We Use Different Methods to Treat TMJD
It is not possible to solve the problems that TMJD is causing with only one cure, but there are different treatments that can successfully reduce your symptoms. In most cases, medication and a combination of different curing methods will be enough to help you.
Depending on your condition, we will be able to provide treatment recommendations, which include muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatory medications and often custom made bite splints may help you. These splints are designed to slip over your upper teeth and prevent them from grinding against your lower teeth and are worn during sleep.
If you think you may have TMJD make an appointment with Dr Stephen De Bruyn at North Ryde Macquarie Park Dentists so that a proper diagnosis can be made. After that, we will detailly explain to you how the curing process looks like and how long it usually takes.
Contact Our Head, Neck & Jaw Pain Treatment Sydney Center
If you are feeling pain in your jaw, neck or head for a long time, or you maybe have continual sensitivity of your teeth to temperature change, it will be the best to contact us and schedule an appointment.
No matter if TMJD is causing the reason for the difficulties you are feeling, or it is because receding gums or you have a muscle spasm due to the wrong position of your jaw, we will be able to easily detect the problem.
Depending on the symptoms you are feeling and a thorough examination conducted by our dedicated and knowledgeable staff we will be able to easily detect the problem and to prescribe appropriate therapy.
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with Dr Stephen de Bruyn.
North Ryde Macquarie Park Dentists
285-297 Lane Cove Road, Macquarie Park, 2113 NSW Australia