Do you suffer from a sore or stiff neck, jaws, headaches or back problems? If so you may be one of the many people suffering from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) which often remains undiagnosed or ignored.
The temporomandibular joint connects our upper and lower jaws allowing us to eat, drink, talk and laugh. However, due to stress or habitual behaviours many people clench or grind their teeth. Often this is done while sleeping and we don’t even realise. Consequently this places stress on the TMJ and can lead to the previously mentioned symptoms.
From our central location in North Sydney, our experienced team at North Sydney Dental Practice understands that pressure from work or home can often cause this clenching or grinding, leading to the associated unpleasant symptoms, and we have extensive experience in treating this issue. Upon completing your TMJ assessment we can develop and provide you with a custom fitted night guard to wear while you sleep. This night guard will ensure your teeth remain in their optimal position while you sleep so no grinding or clenching can occur.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms described above, contact our experienced North Sydney team to arrange a consultation.