TMJ & Teeth Grinding

TMJ Dysfunction & Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMD as its more commonly known as a medical condition affecting the joints in the jaw causing functionality of these joints to deteriorate. Teeth grinding or bruxism is a common symptom of TMD amongst others like the clicking of the jaw joint, migraines and even dislocation of the jaw or locking of the jaw.

At The Fine Tooth Company our expert team can assess and treat both TMD and teeth grinding, treatment is provided to relieve pain as well as restore normal movement and functionality of the jaw.

What causes TMD & Teeth Grinding

Caused as a result of problems with the muscles, nerves and joints in the jaw, although the exact cause of TMD is unclear, some things that have an impact on it include:

  • Stress
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures or dislocation of the jaw
  • Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)
  • Clenching of teeth
The treatment we provide:
  • Occlusal splint
  • Oral surgery (in severe cases of TMD or Teeth Grinding)
  • Pain relief medication to treat symptoms
  • Referral to a TMD Specialist
What happens if you ignore it?
  • Worsen existing TMD condition
  • Wearing of teeth as a result of teeth grinding
  • Erosion of the jaw joint
  • Loss of teeth (as a result of damage)

Contact our friendly team to book your appointment today!