TMJ jaw joint problems

TMJ Problems and Treatment Wellington

Headaches, muscular pain around the head and neck, earache, visual disturbances, popping noises, limited opening and chewing function, tooth wear and breakage are all symptoms associated with TMJ Syndrome.

It occurs when regular biting contacts have been disturbed by teeth growing out of line, or tipping after an extraction or poorly shaped restorations and fillings. TMJ sufferers often have many years of discomfort and seek symptomatic relief from Physios and other health professionals, but have not found a permanent cure.

At Great Teeth Dental we have treated a large number of patients successfully over the last 20 years by determining the cause of the dysfunction and fabricating night guards to eliminate the symptoms, or permanently fixing the problem by correctively reshaping the biting surfaces.