TMD / TMJ Dysfunction
TMD or TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction) is a big word for a big condition.
Most of us have experienced the pain of a tension headache or migraine, or cramped muscles at some time. For most these conditions do not last long and are not significant enough to interrupt the normal flow of our lives. For some however, the pain is so intense, and so persistent that it controls them and their ability to function properly in life.
NO MORE HEADACHES!
There are two people in this world. The first sleeps well, feels relaxed and is ready to go on and have a full day. The second person wakes after tossing and turning through most of the night, their back and neck are stiff. Their ears are ringing and their hands and fingers at times feel numb. They cannot move too fast due to dizziness and their head is aching like it is in a vice.
If you feel like this second person, do not despair! There is hope! The symptoms you are feeling may be caused by Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD/ TMJ Dysfunction) the good news is that, at McCloy Dental, we have the qualified and experienced dentists that specialise in treating these conditions.
TMD/ TMJ Dysfunction is a condition that involves a range of symptoms. These may include:
- Pain and noise (e.g. clicking) in the jaw joint
- Ringing in the ears
- Ear pain/ congestion
- Sinus congestion
- Neck pain
- Tingling in the fingers
- Sensitive teeth
- Facial pain
This condition can affect people at any age and can become more prevalent as we age.
The treatment provided by McCloy Dental is individualised to each patient. We ensure your treatment is customised to suit your specific needs and symptoms. Our primary objectives are to develop a treatment aimed to make you more comfortable, reduce and even eliminate your pain and enable you to function and enjoy life once again.
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